Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The breast cancer research group currently comprises 3 senior and 4 junior researchers as well as 6 PhD students. Several large case-control and cohort cancer populations are available with collected biological samples (blood, tumor) and complete information about clinical characteristics and disease progression. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

Your mission

Our research aims at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer risk and prognosis. There are a vast number of auxiliary projects ongoing. We are studying a wide range of blood-bound molecular markers using multi-omics approaches and assessing the impact of these markers on the risk of aggressive breast cancer. Other project we are working on are genomics of interval breast cancers, the mammographic density and texture associated with breast cancer subtype, inherited variance for breast cancer prognosis, identification of breast-tumor specific markers for disease progression.

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD degree in genetic and/or molecular epidemiology. The applicant should be skilled in advanced multivariate statistical analysis and have ample experience with publishing English research articles. Applicant should have experience in omics approaches, genome wide association studies and/or bioinformatics analysis of genetic data. Interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite and basic knowledge of this research field is an advantage.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5708/2019
  • Sofia Anderberg, 08 524 870 02
  • Kamila Czene, 08 524 870 02
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR,
Published 18.Nov.2019
Last application date 02.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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