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 ki.se/meb
1-2 postdoctoral positions are available within the breast cancer research group. The group currently comprises 3 senior and 3 junior researchers, 6 PhD students, research nurses, database and IT administrators. Most studies are performed in close collaboration with clinical departments in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden. Over the years a number of projects have been initiated in close collaboration with national and international research groups.
Most of what we do is done using the KARMA Cohort [https://karmastudy.org/] one of the world’s best-characterized prospective screening cohorts.
Our research aims at better understand the factors influencing risk and prognosis of breast cancer. We have moved beyond the standard risk factors through an intense collaboration within the Breast Cancer Association Consortium to target the genetic determinants of breast cancer. Several years ago we realised that a lot more could be learnt from understanding the so called mammographic features and their relation to overall and subtype specific breast cancer risk. Other projects we are working on are genomics of interval breast cancers, inherited variance for breast cancer risk and prognosis and identification of tissue specific markers for disease progression. Lately we have performed several randomised controlled trials all with the identifying means to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.
At the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (https://ki.se/meb) you will have vast opportunities to engage and participate in various research forums, outside as well as inside the department. The department is an inclusive workplace, encouraging collaborative departmental and interdisciplinary research, and we have an infrastructure to support our approach.
See Professor Per Hall’s group page for more information together with selected publications, https://staff.ki.se/people/perhal.
Your main role will be to perform a broad range of analyses on large datasets where the overall aim is to continue using the unique Karma Cohort. An emphasize will be the use and better understanding of the features of mammograms. You will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary as well as an international setting.
This is a position of 2 years with possibility of extension.
You have a PhD degree in medical science, preferentially in experimental epidemiology. Previous experience in risk modelling, image analysis, genome wide association studies, and bioinformatics analysis is an advantage, interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite, and fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required.
Requested personal skills and qualities:
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.
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.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
County Stockholms län
Reference number STÖD 2-853/2021
Last application date 29.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CETMehr
|Titel||1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in Breast Cancer Epidemiology|
|Job location||Nobels väg 6, 171 77 Stockholm|
|Veröffentlicht||Februar 23, 2021|
|Bewerbungsschluss||März 29, 2021|
|Jobart||Post Doc  |
|Fachbereiche||Biostatistik,   Biomedizin,   Krebsforschung,   Klinische Wissenschaften,   Bioinformatik,   Onkologie,   Bildgebende Verfahren der Medizin,   Genetik,   Epidemiologie,    and 2 more. Zellbiologie,   Molekularmedizin  |