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

The staff of 250 persons at MEB includes 21 full professors and over 60 graduate students. The department is one of the biggest departments of epidemiology in Europe. Unique resources and prerequisites – such as the Swedish Twin Registry, several large prospective studies, ongoing nationwide case-control studies, large nation-wide databases including the Cancer Registry and the Patient Registry, record linkage capabilities and access to clinical data as well as biological material – are effectively explored at the department.

Our group use different genetically informative samples and designs to study the interplay between genes and environments in the development of health and behavioral problems from childhood to adulthood. A particular focus is on children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental problems. The applicant should do analyses and write scientific papers using data from longitudinal twin and family studies.

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. Applicants should have a PhD degree. The applicant should be skilled in advanced multivariate and longitudinal quantitative/behavior genetic and twin methods. Several scientific publications with twin methods in the area of neurodevelopmental problems are a requirement. Appointment will be for 2 years, with a possible extension after evaluation.

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 2-2594/2015
  • Paul Lichtenstein, Professor, 08-524 874 24
  • Åsa Agréus, Personalhandläggare, 08-524 822 84
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84,
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 12.Aug.2015
Last application date 02.Sep.2015 11:59 PM CET

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