1-2 postdoctoral positions are available within the breast cancer research group that currently comprises 3 senior and 3 junior researchers as well as 6 PhD students. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.
Our research aims at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer risk and prognosis. There are a vast number of auxiliary projects ongoing. We are studying a wide range of blood-bound molecular markers using multi-omics approaches and assessing the impact of these markers on the risk of aggressive breast cancer. Other projects we are working on are genomics of interval breast cancers, the mammographic density and texture associated with breast cancer subtype, inherited variance for breast cancer risk and prognosis and identification of breast-tumor specific markers for disease progression.
Within the framework of KARMA, https://karmastudy.org/, one of the world’s best-characterized cohorts, several large studies are available with collected biological samples, questionnaires and complete information about clinical characteristics and disease progression.
See Professor Kamila Czene’s group page for more information together with selected publications, https://staff.ki.se/people/kamcze He et al., 2020, Journal of Clinical Oncology; Grassman et al., 2019, Nature Communications; Holm et.al., 2015, Journal of Clinical Oncology; He et al., 2015, Journal of Clinical Oncology.
As postdoctor at MEB you will work in an internationally established and strong research environment. Your main role will be to perform a broad range of analyses of molecular and clinical data on large cohorts. You will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary as well as an international setting.
At our department (https://ki.se/en/meb), you will have vast opportunities to engage and participate in various research forums, outside as well as inside the department. MEB is an inclusive workplace, encouraging collaborative departmental and interdisciplinary research, and we have an infrastructure to support our approach.
This is a position of 2 years with possibility of extension.
You have a PhD degree in medical science, preferentially in genetic and/or molecular epidemiology. Previous experience in genome wide association studies and bioinformatics analysis of genetic/molecular data is an advantage, interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite, and fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required.
Personal qualities considered desirable:
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.
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
County Stockholms län
Reference number 2-3733/2020
Last application date 14.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CETContinue reading
|Title||1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Breast Cancer Epidemiology|
|Job location||Nobels väg 6, 171 77 Stockholm|
|Published||September 9, 2020|
|Application deadline||October 14, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Biostatistics,   Biomedicine,   Cancer Research,   Bioinformatics,   Genetics,   Epidemiology,   Molecular Medicine  |