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The postdoctoral position is placed in the breast cancer surgery research group at MMK with Ass. Prof. Jana de Boniface as project leader. 

Your mission

We aim to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a background in clinical breast cancer management and research. The project will focus on the measurement and assessment of patient-reported outcomes in two large prospective European trials. Since both trials (the SENOMAC trial,, and the AXSANA trial, are surgical trials, in-depth knowledge of locoregional treatment, in particular surgical staging and treatment in breast cancer, are important prerequisites for the postdoctoral position. An important goal is to assess the impact of different surgical axillary staging and treatment methods from the patient perspective, using questionnaires and potentially patient interviews. The appointed person will be expected to model the data analysis plan with the support from a biostatistician, perform data analyses, participate in the supervision of PhD students, and actively engage in national and international cross-border communication. Active engagement in the process of designing and modelling new trials in the area is expected.

Since the postdoctoral position is not full time, it is of particular advantage if the appointed person can prove or obtain a concurrent clinical employment; expected activity level in the project is 30-50%.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants are required to have completed a PhD degree or higher in a field related to the position. We are especially interested in candidates with prior in-depth experience within clinical management of breast cancer patients, with a special focus on breast cancer surgery. Publications within the field of clinical breast cancer research and specifically aspects of breast cancer surgery, health-related quality of life and/or arm morbidity are highly meriting.
Further requirements are:

  • Documented experience in clinical breast cancer research.
  • Documented experience in biostatistics and good to excellent skills in the use of regression models and survival analysis.
  • Experience in the field of breast cancer surgery is of particular interest.
  • Documented ability to write scientific articles and a track record of publications in international refereed journals is a requirement.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues in different countries.
  • Excellent knowledge in written and spoken Swedish is a significant advantage.

Personal suitability is an important criterion.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

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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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 30% - 50%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4974/2020
  • Jana de Boniface, Associate Professor ,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 18.Nov.2020
Last application date 10.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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