Exciting Postdoctoral Position in Breast Cancer Research at Karolinska Institutet

Updated: 30 days ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The computational cardio-oncology team at the Department of Oncology – pathology at Karolinska Institute invites applications for an exclusive postdoctoral position co-supervised by Drs. Elham Hedayati and Narsis Kiani . This unique opportunity is tailored for a passionate researcher with a computational background eager to delve into the complexities of breast cancer through the lens of clinical and genomic data.

Your mission

Join our dedicated team to pioneer advancements in understanding breast cancer and its long-term implications. You will leverage computational methods, statistical models, and machine learning to dissect and interpret vast datasets to uncover novel insights that can lead to improved treatment strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage in groundbreaking research, focusing on breast cancer outcomes' clinical, molecular, and genetic aspects, such as progression and treatment responses.
  • Analyse clinical and genomic data using advanced computational techniques to identify significant patterns and correlations.
  • Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team to design, implement, and refine research methodologies.
  • Communicate findings through high-impact publications and presentations at leading scientific forums.

Willing to travel and spend time at collaborative sites such as Linköping University for some time.

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.


  • A Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
  • Solid experience in statistical analysis and programming (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB) and a keen interest in machine learning applications in clinical research.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication skills and a commitment to scientific excellence.
  • A publication record that reflects your research expertise and contributions to the field.

What do we offer?

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.

Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Solna

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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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 18 March.

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

This position is for 2 years, with possibility of extension.

Embark on a Meaningful Journey

This postdoctoral position represents not just a job but a call to impact breast cancer research significantly. We eagerly await your application and the opportunity to welcome a new member to our team.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

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