invites applications for a
Senior lecturer in Biostatistics
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Area of responsibilities/description of the work
We are seeking a highly qualified person with a strong record of scientific
accomplishments and interest in teaching to strengthen academic research and
education in biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet.
The research performed under the leadership of the successful candidate
should ideally strengthen or complement the current focus areas in our
biostatistics group, which include register-based research, statistical
genetics and genetic epidemiology, and high-throughput data analyses. The
successful candidate will be involved in training and supervision of
postgraduate students in epidemiology and biostatistics in collaboration
with other researchers in the Department. We are looking for applicants with
a solid background in biostatistical methodology. Applicants must have
contributed to the field as demonstrated by scientific publications in
leading international journals in biostatistics or related disciplines.
Applicants must have developed an independent research profile as principal
The applicant must have a doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics or
closely related disciplines, be an active researcher and committed to
postgraduate supervision and teaching. Furthermore, we require pedagogical
teacher training (comprising at least 5 weeks) or equivalent. Previous
collaborative experience in medical research is highly desirable.
When assessing the applicants we will particularly consider scientific
accomplishments, research collaboration, experience in postgraduate
education and supervision, and leadership skills. In the assessment, the
merits of the applicant will be weighed as follows: Scientific skills (3),
pedagogical skills (2), skills in leadership, development and collaboration
Form of employment:
Applicants may also request employment as Professor. See the Karolinska
Institutet website http://www.ki.se for information about the qualification
portfolio and qualifications required for post as professor.
Head of the department Henrik Grönberg, [log in to unmask], ph: +46-8-524
Professor Yudi Pawitan, [log in to unmask], ph +46-8-524 839 83
SACO: Camilla Lagerberg, [log in to unmask], ph +46-8-524 823 75
OFR/ST-AT: Ann Almqvist, [log in to unmask], ph +46-8-524 861 99
SEKO: Gunnar Stenberg, [log in to unmask], ph +46-8-524 880 75
Please send your application, marked with reference number 2139/09-222, to
reach us by no later than December 13 2009 to Karolinska Institutet,
Registrator, SE-171 77 Stockholm. The following documents in quadruplicate
should be enclosed with your application and written in English:
- CV, qualifications and a description of future research, presented in
accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualification portfolio
- A selection of ten scientific papers
See Karolinska Institutet´s homepage at http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio
for information about the qualification portfolio.
Please note that one copy of all documents will be kept by the college for a
period of two years, in accordance with a directive from the National
Archives. Published material submitted for review is excepted from this
Karolinska Institutet aims to promote equal opportunities by encouraging a
balanced gender distribution. We therefore particularly invite women to
apply for this position. We also value the qualities that ethnic and
cultural diversity can contribute to the university.
The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, MEB,
(http://ki.se/meb) was formed in 1997, and is based in the Northern Campus
of KI and today employs approximately 220 persons. At the department
research is carried out within etiologic, clinical, genetic and molecular
epidemiology and within biostatistics. The Department has extensive national
and international collaborations.
MEB’s academic biostatistics group is the largest of its kind in Sweden and
among the largest in the Nordic countries. At present the group comprises of
approximately 20 people, including 3 full professors and 3 senior lecturers,
7 PhD and 5 MSc-level research-biostatisticians, and 2 graduate students,
and we are continually recruiting more postdoc-level researchers. The group
is involved in theoretical and applied biostatistics research, especially in
the areas of statistical genetics, bioinformatics and registry-based
epidemiologic modelling. Collaboration with medical researchers is
especially strong, because, instead being a separate unit, the group is
fully integrated in the open research environment in Department. The
biostatisticians are also closely involved in teaching and supervision of
graduate students in epidemiology.
Karolinska Institutet is one of the leading medical universities in Europe.
Through research and education, Karolinska Institutet contributes to
improving human health. Each year, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska
Institutet awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.