Exciting Postdoctoral Position in Breast Cancer Research at Karolinska Institutet (Scholarship)

Updated: about 1 month 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.


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.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Your Profile

  • 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.

Location: Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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 on the Varbi recruitment system at the latest 18th March.

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