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

Description of the duties and tasks the position entails
Applicants for the Postdoctoral position(s) in biostatistics/bioinformatics are expected to work with statistical analyses of data and to develop statistical and bioinformatic methodologies. Areas of work include modelling of high-throughput molecular data and integrative analyses of multiple types of omics data.

The position(s) would suit applicant(s) who are interested in developing a career in the intersection of statistics, bioinformatics and biosciences. Genome-wide SNP data, next generation sequencing data (germline and tumor genomes, tumour transcriptomes) and comprehensive clinical phenotypes and detailed follow-up data are available. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research team with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

Experience and knowledge that is required
Prior knowledge and research experience in a relevant quantitative field (e.g. biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology or machine learning) is desirable. It is also desirable that the candidate has prior experience from large-scale data analysis of high-throughput molecular data (using, for example, R or Matlab) and/or experience from development of statistical methodologies.

Personal characteristics
The applicant should be able to work as part of a team as well as independently and be able to organize and prioritise his/her own work with minimal supervision.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system.

The position is for 2 years initialy, with potential extension.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1629/2014
  • Yudi Pawitan, Prof.
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 13.May.2014
Last application date 15.Jun.2014 11:59 PM CET

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