2 PhD positions in Biostatistics/Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Ansøgningsfrist: 
12. oktober, 2022

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska Institutet (https://ki.se/meb) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. Further information can be found at https://ki.se/meb

Two doctoral student positions are available within the biostatistics group at MEB. The biostatistics group comprises 5 professors, 3 senior lecturers, 9 PhD-level statisticians, 4 masters-level statisticians, and 10 doctoral students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modelling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

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PhD student position 1 in Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Applicants are invited for a PhD research training position to work on a project on survival following a diagnosis of malignant melanoma. The overall aim is to quantify and describe survival inequalities as well as differences in melanoma patient survival by sex. This will be done using statistical methods for estimating loss in life expectancy, a measure of how much a patient's life expectancy is reduced due to a cancer diagnosis, compared to the life expectancy in the general population. These analyses will use the large-scale Swedish health and population registers. The doctoral project will be a mix of biostatistics and epidemiology.

The successful applicant will be supervised by Therese Andersson, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics at MEB. One of the co-supervisors will be Hanna Eriksson, Associate Professor in Oncology, Department of Oncology-Pathology at Karolinska Institutet, and Consultant in Oncology at Karolinska University Hospital.

The successful applicant should have a solid background in mathematics and/or statistics. It is desirable to have a good undergraduate degree with good coverage of statistical methods and/or a master degree in statistics/biostatistics. A strong interest in medical research is desirable, and an interest in applying statistical methods to answer clinically relevant research question. 

Apply before 9 October:

Sve:  https://kidoktorand.varbi.com/se/what:job/jobID:544271/

Eng: https://kidoktorand.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:544271/

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PhD student position 2 in Cancer Epidemiology/Applied Biostatistics

One PhD student position is available for a research project in breast cancer epidemiology and applied biostatistics, where novel statistical methods for cancer epidemiology will be applied to address clinically important research questions. The research project encompasses large-scale epidemiological studies with population-based cancer register data. The overall aim is to quantify and describe incidence and survival of breast cancer subtypes in Sweden and evaluation of hypothesized risk factors, e.g. patient, tumour and treatment factors. The project uses advanced methodology for cohort studies, including statistical modelling of incidence and survival in the presence of missing data. Data materials include the Swedish health and population registers, and in particular the National Quality Register for Breast Cancer (NKBC). The doctoral project will be a mix of epidemiology and biostatistics, where the focus can to some extent be tailored to the interests of the successful applicant.

The successful applicant will be supervised by statistician/epidemiologist Anna Johansson, Assistant Professor and Docent. One of the co-supervisors will be Dr Irma Fredriksson, Karolinska Institutet, who is Senior Consultant in Breast Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital and register holder of the NKBC.

The successful applicant should have a background in biostatistics, epidemiology, medicine or public health. It is desirable to have an undergraduate degree (MSc) with good coverage of statistical methods, medicine or public health. A strong interest in medical research is desirable, including a strong interest in applying statistical methods to answer clinically relevant research questions.

Apply before 12 October:

Sve: https://kidoktorand.varbi.com/se/what:job/jobID:538613/

Eng: https://kidoktorand.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:538613/