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Postdoctoral Researcher in Cancer Genetics, Bioinformatics – Karolinska, Sweden


Karolinska Institutet invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research fellow who is highly interested in cancer research and cancer prevention at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Sweden. Job opportunities for a doctoral degree in the fields of Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular biology, Molecular Genetics or Epidemiology.

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 Months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery
Karolinska Institute


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Qualification Details

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral 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.

The candidate must have:

  • A doctoral degree in the fields of Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular Genetics or Epidemiology
  • Demonstrated abilities in experiment design, interpretation
  • Demonstrated communication skills; demonstrated writing skills (in English)
  • The ideal candidates will have extensive training in genetics, molecular biology and/or bioinformatics. Experience with analyzing large-scale, and or next generation sequencing data is an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a post doctoral research fellow who is highly interested in cancer research and cancer prevention. The project will use existing materials of DNA from families with inherited cancer and to perform sequencing analysis of whole exome data as well as whole genome wide association studies and in any kind of analysis necessary to support the findings. Bioinformatic knowledge and experience and in particular experience from next generation sequencing is specially meritorious.The applicant is expected to be a talented and highly motivated researcher and is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, and presentation/publication of results. The candidate must be able to work within a team environment.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: STÖD 2-4773/2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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 November 24, 2021

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

About the Research

The group Cancer Genetics studies predisposition to cancer and do linkage analysis and association studies as well as next generation sequencing to search for new predisposing genes/gene variants. The aim is also to implement new knowledge in clinical praxis and design and evaluate surveillance programs for those found to be at increased risk. You can read more about us at the homepage: CMM Cancer genetics

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI)


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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

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Contact details

Annika Lindblom, annika.lindblom@ki.se

Union representative

  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO, virpi.tohonen@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, elisabeth.noren-krog@ki.se

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