Sort on published: 2018-02-02
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, has an opening for one position as a statistician in the group of Molecular Epidemiology. The group, consisting of about eight persons, will from February 2018 be physically located within the new Epidemiology Hub at Dag Hammarskölds väg 14, where about 40 active epidemiologists and statisticians will have their work place, enabling collaboration and support.
Area of responsibilities/description of the work
The work will be supervised by group leader Associate Professor Tove Fall. Tove Fall and her group are mainly working with diabetes and diabetes-related traits using a variety of methods, ranging from modern molecular epidemiology techniques with –omics data to more traditional epidemiology approaches in large datasets. The research environment is international with English being the working language. See tovefall.se for more information and recent publications. The group currently includes several members with thorough training and experience in advanced statistical, epidemiological and bioinformatics methods.
The primary work responsibility will be to perform statistical analyses in various research projects and to some extent more bioinformatic tasks such as quality control and normalization procedures of –omics data. An important part of the work will also be to advice junior colleagues on statistical matters. The main statistical software used in the group are Stata and R. The employee will be able to develop their skills through courses and also exchange visits with other research groups.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated with thorough education on master or PhD level within statistics.
- University diploma on MSc level or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. statistics, medicine, biology, bioinformatics)
- Proficiency in written and oral English is a requirement.
Personal characteristics are important. The applicant should be stringent in their analysis, have a responsible attitude and be able to work independently. The applicant should also be able to share his/her knowledge with colleagues. The person should also be service-minded.
Knowledge/interest in bioinformatics, epidemiology and/or medicine is an advantage. A PhD in a relevant subject is an advantage, but not necessary.
The following documents must be submitted with your application and written in English or Swedish:
1. A full CV, including date of public defense, title of thesis, previous academic appointments, academic title, current position and teaching experience
2. A full publication list
3. A brief statement (maximum 1 page) of why you applied to this position and your interests and goals
4. Transcripts of grades from previous education
5. Names and contact information of three references.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary
Starting date: As soon as possible
Form of employment: Permanent position with 6 months of trial period
Working hours: Full-time
For further information about the position please contact
Tove Fall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please submit your application by 25 February 2018, UFV-PA 2018/339.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/339
Last application date: 2018-02-25