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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistical/Epidemiological Research at Linköping University, Sweden

Linköping University (LiU)
Linköping (Kommun), Östergötland (SE)
Tax-free scholarship of 25,000 SEK/month (appx $2,400)
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

You are looking for a biostatistical/epidepmiological researcher to join out team!

With the fellowship we offer you to develop as researcher by becoming part of two ongoing projects. You will

1. develop your knowhow in mainly biostatistical/epidemiological research primarily as part of the EU-project INITIALISE. The project's objective is to elucidate how exposures and genome impact gut microbiome, host immune system and metabolism, and how the interplay of these factors impact life-course health, especially immune-mediated diseases, behavioural outcomes and metabolic outcomes.

2. participate in projects based on ABIS with biostatistical/epidemiological research on the etiology of Type 1 diabetes and other immune-mediated diseases.

Thus, the studies will mainly be based on ABIS (All Babies in Southeast Sweden; (, a birth cohort of 17 000 individuals born Oct 1st 1997-Oct 1st 1999, who have been followed with regular questionnaires and biological samples (a new follow-up is ongoing). Several national registers are connected such as the Swedish National Diagnosis Register and the National Drug Prescription Register.

ABIS is founded and still leads by Johnny Ludvigsson, Senior Professor of Pediatrics, head of the research group and one of the world leading researchers in Type 1 diabetes. The ABIS study has so far resulted in >130 scientific publications, and 15 PhD Thesis more or less based on ABIS. The main areas have so far been studies on the development of Type 1 diabetes, but also studies on celiac disease, JIA, IBD, autism, obesity, allergy and recently also psoriasis.


We seek a highly motivated and focused individual to join our research group. The applicant must have received a doctoral degree from an accredited college/university outside Sweden in the field of biomedical sciences or related areas.

We welcome a creative, hardworking and enthusiastic team-player to our group. Biostatistical competence and experience in working with large databases is required.

The candidate is expected to partake in design of the epidemiological studies, statistical work (SPSS but also other programs such R), presentations and preparation of publications.

The ideal candidate has a strong publication record and is able to provide evidence of the ability to work both in an independent way and in a team.


Successful applicant will be awarded a two-year Career Development Scholarship.

The scholarship is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has completed their doctoral studies, and is moving into a new research group.

Your salary will be supported by 30 days annual leave entitlement.

Note, scholarships will not give any pension rights, sick or maternity pay and other work-related benefits. If you have any questions on the terms, please contact Lisa Dobrosch,

Selection process

The application should include:

  • CV
  • Personal letter including a brief statement of research interests, research experience and future career goals
  • Copy of diplomas
  • Copy of your passport
  • A list of 2–3 references, including name, affiliation, e-mail and telephone number

Please send your application via email to lisa.dobrosch@liu.seapplication deadline is August 04th, 2024.

More information about LiU and Linköping can be found on International Staff Support - Linköping University (

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