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Doctoral student position in Biostatistics



Important description
The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics is among the largest departmen ts of epidemiology in Europe with special focuson increasing our knowledge of the aetiology for different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students , biostatisticians, data collectorsand database administ rators as well as administrative personnel, in total approximately some 250 staff. The department is situated in campus Solna. Furtherinform ation can be found at www. ki.se/meb

Area of responsibilities/ description of the work
Applications are invited for a PhD research training position to work on the development of accelerated failure time models, with applications to prostatecancer .

The appointment will be for 4 years.

Qualifications
Applicants should have a master’s degree in statistics, biostati stics or related discipline, and have strong interest in medical and biologicalproble ms. Previous experience in computational methods is a strong advantage. Successfu l candidates will have ample opportunities to work on both methodologica l as well as applied collabora tive projects. Fluency in written and spoken English is required The applicant should be able to work wellin a team, as well as having the ability to work independently.

About the biostatisti cs group at MEB
The biostatistics group comprises around 35 members, including 3 professors, 4 senior lecturers (universitetslek torer), applied biostatisticians , postdocs and PhD students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population- based cohort and case-control studies, twin and familystudies , survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiol ogy and bioinformatics.


Eligibility and other criteria
Entry requirements
To meet the general entry requirements for third- cycle studies, an applicant must have
1. taken a second-cycle qualification
2. completed course requirements for at least 240 higher education credits, includin g at least 60 second cycle higher education credits, or
3. otherwise acquired essentially the same knowledge either in or outside of Sweden.
An applicant who met the general entry requirements for third- cycle studies before 1 July 2007 is regarded as having met the current requirements, though no later than the end of June 2015.
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from third-cycle studies.



Application deadline
* 15 January 2013


Additional information, and important URL
http://www.ki

For further informati on regarding these positions, please contact Associate Professor Mark Clements, email mailto:Mark.Clements@ ki.se

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:
- Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
- Analytical skill corroborated by an academic paper or the like
- Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to third-cycle studies in the subject.
The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.
A decision concerning the doctoral student position will be made after admission to third-cycle studies. For additional information about third- cycle studies at Karolinska Institutet, see http://www.ki . se/doctoral.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English (preferably) :
• A full CV, including current position, academic distinct ions and a list of any publications
• A statement of research interest (one page)
• A copy of a degree certificate and associated certificates
• A copy of a degree project and any previous publications
The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the worldŽs leading medical universit ies. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducte d in Sweden and offers the countryŽs broadest rangeof education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.


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