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

Applicants for the Postdoctoral position in molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics are expected to work with applied statistical analyses of cancer genomics data. Areas of work include development, implementation and evaluation of statistical models for patient stratification and subtyping based on NGS data from tumour material. The position would suit applicants who are interested in developing a career in the intersection of molecular epidemiology, statistics and bioinformatics. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary research team with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

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

Applicant should have a PhD degree in a relevant field (e.g. genetics, bioinformatics or epidemiology). Postgraduate training in epidemiology and/or biostatistics is considered favourably. Previous experience from statistical and bioinformatic analyses of cancer genomics data in general, and particularly of RNAseq data, is considered favourably. Experience from multivariate prediction modelling in high-dimensional data is an advantage. An interdisciplinary background in relevant research areas is considered favourably. Prior experience from data analysis and scripting in e.g. R or Matlab is considered favourably. 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.

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 through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1038/2015
  • Mattias Rantalainen, Assistant Professor,
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 11.Mar.2015
Last application date 11.Apr.2015 11:59 PM CET

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