The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A postdoctoral position is available within the biostatistics group at MEB. The biostatistics group is involved in a wide variety of research projects in biostatistics, including survival analysis, causal inference and predictive modeling.

Your mission

The successful applicant will develop and apply methods in the area of survival analysis with particular emphasis on methods for estimating cancer patient survival using national population disease registers. Research areas of particular interest are use of causal inference methods in population-based cancer studies and improving the communication of statistical measures, but there is some flexibility in the exact research areas. The position is for 2 years with possibility of extension. For more information please contact Paul Lambert, see email address below.

Your profile

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.


· A doctoral degree related to biostatistics.

· A strong research background in survival analysis.

· Excellent statistical programming skills.

· Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

· Experience with registry-based data and/or large cohorts.

Competences, skills and experiences considered meritorious

· An ability to collaborate well with colleagues within and beyond the group.

· Good team player with interpersonal skills and a considerate manner.

· Organized, efficient, and flexible in dealing with unpredictability and changes.

· Ability to communicate complicated statistical measures to different audiences, e.g. researchers without a statistics background and laypersons.

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.



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)

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1700/2020
  • Paul Lambert,
  • Therese Andersson,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO, 08-52486199
Published 06.Apr.2020
Last application date 25.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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