Sweden - Karolinska Instituet Postdoc Positions in Cancer Research

We announce four fulltime post-doc positions at the Linneus Center Prediction and Prevention of breast cancer and prostate cancer. This Center involves 10 senior researchers from six departments at Karolinska Institutet working together in a multidisciplinary team, ranging from genetics, epidemiology and clinical medicine to systems biology. The Center is funded by the Swedish Research Council for a period of 10 years. The vision of this Linneus Center is to reduce the mortality of breast and prostate cancer through individualised prevention programs. More information: http://ki.se/ki/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=25044&l=sv.

The four positions have the following focus:

* Systems Biology in Cancer
Several highly significant loci for breast and prostate cancer have been identified. We plan to study the molecular biology and functional properties of the genes in a broad, systemic approach. Modern microarrays, proteomics, bioinformatics skills required. For details contact Professor Juha Kere (juha.kere[ at ]ki.se)
* Psycosocial Oncology
Health-related quality of life evaluation, development of questionnaires assessing risk perception, and attitudes and ethical issues related to screening for breast- and prostate cancer. For details contact Professor Yvonne Brandberg (Yvonne.Brandberg[ at ]ki.se)
* Cancer Epidemiology
To identify common genetic variants that are associated with prognosis of breast cancer and to evaluate these new markers in the context of available prognostic markers. For details contact Associate Professor Kamila Czene (kamila.czene[ at ]ki.se) or Professor Per Hall (per.hall[ at ]ki.se)
* Biostatistics
Development of novel statistical prediction models based on data from non-standard designs and aiming at evaluating screening and intervention strategies. For details contact Professor Juni Palmgren (juni.palmgren[ at ]ki.se)

We anticipate that all junior researchers will work within a network together as a team with more than one senior researcher as their supervisor. One of the post-doc positions will be combined with working as a scientific coordinator for the Centre (50%). Indicate in your application if you are interested in working as the scientific coordinator. Initial appointments will be for 2 years with a possible extension after evaluation.

Please send a letter of application, marked with reference number 5654/2008, the names and contact information of three references and a CV, and brief statement of research goals to e-mail address: jobb[ at ]meb.ki.se or by mail to:

Ove Strind
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Karolinska Institutet
PO Box 281
SE-171 77 Stockholm

Deadline for application is January 20, 2009.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the leading medical universities in Europe. Through research, education and information, Karolinska Institutet contributes to improving human health. Each year, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Karolinska Institutet offers 22 training programs in the field of medicine and conducts more than 40% of all medical academic research in Sweden. By being a centre for innovation within life science, Karolinska Institutet contributes to growth in Sweden and the Stockholm region. For more details see http://info.ki.se/index_en.html

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MEB, conducts internationally competitive epidemiological research. The aim is to increase our knowledge on the etiology and behavior of disorders. At the Department clinical-, genetical, and molecular epidemiology is conducted. Within the biostatistical unit, including 25 people, the emphasis is on methodological development. The Department comprises a total of 200 employees, including researchers, post docs, graduate students, biostatisticians, programmers, and technical/administrative personal. The Department is situated at the campus area in in Solna and is responsible for the Karolinska Institute Biobank. For more information about MEB, see http://ki.se/meb.

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