Postdoctoral Researcher in cancer prevention, with a focus on prediction modelling - Tenders Global

Postdoctoral Researcher in cancer prevention, with a focus on prediction modelling

  • Contract
  • Sweden
  • Posted 6 months ago

Karolinska Institutet

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, genetic, and geriatric epidemiology, eating disorders, precision medicine, and biostatistics.

Part of the success of our department is due to our collaborative spirit where one factor is that researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and an applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

The announced position is part of a research group led by Assistant Professor Jiayao Lei, which focuses on preventing human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases through comprehensive evaluation of HPV vaccination and screening programs. You will play a key role in projects on risk prediction for HPV-related diseases and modeling the impact of preventive programs using the Swedish National Cervical Screening Registry as well as numerous other nationwide registers.

You will work closely with Dr. Lei, as well as Prof. Joakim Dillner at the Center for Cervical Cancer Elimination at KI and Karolinska University Hospital.   

Your mission

You will take part in planning and conducting research studies, including data management, data analyses and manuscript writing. The core activity will be the production of research articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and grant applications, but you will also be involved in student supervision, teaching, and dissemination of research findings through conferences.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

Your eligibility will be further evaluated based on the following requirements:

  • Have a PhD in biostatistics, applied mathematics, epidemiology, computer science or related subjects.
  • Being able to extract, manage and analyze large data materials is required.
  • Have conducted research, including documented published research articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journal is required.
  • Advanced programming skills in SAS, R, Python or STATA are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
  • Knowledge and experience in supervised learning, prediction modelling or infectious diseases modelling are meritorious.
  • Prior experience in professional analysis of register data/health electronic records are meritorious.

We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment. As a person, you are curious, highly motivated and persistent. You should have a high level of independence coupled with proficient problem-solving abilities, and be able to take initiative. You are collaborative and has good communication skills.

What do we offer?

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A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.



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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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