Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The research group of Associate Professor Theodoros Foukakis at Oncology/Pathology department focuses on clinical and translational studies on breast cancer. The aim is to better understand and predict an individual patient's unique drug sensitivity, improve breast cancer survival, and avoid treatment-related toxicity. Tumor tissue and liquid biopsies are available from patients enrolled in multiple academic prospective randomized trials, as well as from retrospective patient cohorts. A translational research platform has been set up using a multitude of pathology and genomic methods in a concerted effort to identify prognostic and predictive factors, with a special emphasis on the interactions between tumor and host. At the same time, the group conducts epidemiology research using the Swedish registries in order to provide answers to pertinent clinical questions within breast oncology. The group has a significant national and international presence and collaborations.

Your mission

We are looking for a highly motivated biostatistician to join our team, to work on translational projects, prospective clinical trials and epidemiology studies on breast cancer. The work involves data management, epidemiological study design and data analysis. The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of clinical researchers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists, wet lab specialists and epidemiologists.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • Candidate or master degree in statistics (mathematical statistics or medical statistics)
  • PhD in the above fields is highly meritorious, but not a requirement for application
  • At least 2 years of experience from working with medical research (academia or industry)
  • Good knowledge of programming using statistical software, e.g. SAS, Stata or R
  • Practical and documented experience (e.g. published manuscripts) from observational register-based research
  • Experience of working in mixed competence teams and in communicating statistics to non-statisticians.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written scientific English and strong presentation skills are essential.
  • In the assessment of the candidates, we place particular emphasis on interpersonal skills.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: The position is located within the Oncology/Pathology Department, at Bioclinicum in Solna. The department consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Theodoros Foukakis.


Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-03-22.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-772/2023
  • Theodoros Foukakis ,
Union representative
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Helen Eriksson,OFR,
Published 22.Feb.2023
Last application date 22.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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