Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The position will be placed in the research group headed by Professor Anita Gondor at Department of Oncology and Pathology, Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet.  Gondor´s group, is a group of scientists with a drive to understand genomic organization by developing new methods for characterization of the genome organization and its interplay with circadian rhythms and metabolism. The mission is to improve personalized cancer treatment with special reference to breast cancer. At present we seek to strengthen our research group with an outstanding scientist with proven expertise in mathematical and systems analysis to interpret and integrate molecular data from cellular experiments and clinical samples. We offer a very stimulating and diverse work in a team of very motivated co-workers with expertise in cutting-edge technology.

Your mission

We are looking for an outstanding researcher with a strong background in mathematics, mathematical modeling, theory, and analysis. Expertise in complexity theory and algorithms are required. Techniques for discrete and continuous modeling with special reference to disease relevant analysis is required. You are expected to lead the computational analysis in a collaborative project on breast cancer. In addition to maintaining an independent research track, you are expected to interact closely with experts in molecular biology and clinicians.

Tasks for the position

  • Manage projects and serve as an expert in mathematical modeling and systems analysis
  • Maintain an independent and internationally competitive research program
  • Apply for external funding - both national and international
  • Actively participate in academic, industry and health care collaborations involving data-driven methods to improve understanding of cancer and other diseases
  • Development of computational tools to support biomedical data-analysis

Your profile

A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.


  • PhD in mathematics, computational biology or other related relevant field
  • Several years of postdoctoral experience in systems and computational biology
  • Experience of collaboration between different disciplines, with particular reference to different medical areas
  • The applicant must speak and write fluent English as well as demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise and publications in the biomedical area using techniques from complexity theory and network analysis is required
  • The applicant should have experience in training and mentoring students and/or postdocs
  • The applicant must have a strong problem-solving mindset and a proven ability to independently lead and conduct accurate analytical work in an efficient way, but it is also important to be a good team player in this role
  • Responsibility, engagement and flexibility are in addition critical personal characteristics for this position, allowing successful results in changing and different environments
  • Since the position involves close interactions with several researchers, emphasis is placed on personal skills such as very good collaborative skills and excellent communication and analytical skills

Additional merits

  • Expertise and knowledge in several technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics

Bases os assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

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.

Campus Solna


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest 12th of December.

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5991/2019
  • Anita Göndör, 46 8 524 862 03
  • Jesper Tegnér, 070-6804989
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 46 8 517 76884
Published 29.Nov.2019
Last application date 12.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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