Postdoctoral Position in Statistics with Specialization in Epidemiology at Stockholm University in Sweden, 2013

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The Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University is pleased to offer Postdoctoral Position in Statistics with Specialization in Epidemiology in Sweden. The applicants must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or bio statistics. The applicants must have a proficiency in English. The employment is full time for two years. The selection criteria is based mainly on statistical, collaborative skills and scientific skills. The application is submitted electronically in one PDF by no later than January 31, 2013.

Study Subject(s):The research position will be based on statistics with specialization in epidemiology at the Stress Research Institute.
Course Level:This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Stockholm University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden

Eligibility:-A PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology, public health or bio statistics, plus documented knowledge of mathematical statistics at least equivalent to a bachelor degree.
-The applicant should demonstrate familiarity with advanced longitudinal modelling using specialized software such as MPLUS or R.
-A foreign degree assessed to be equivalent to PhD would also be approved.
-The doctoral degree must have been completed no longer than three years before the application deadline, unless there are special circumstances, such as leave of absence because of sickness, maternity, clinical practice, work for trade unions or other similar circumstances.
-The applicant must be able to read, write, speak and understand English quite fluently. Fluency in Swedish is a desired but not an essential requirement.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Swedish students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University is a prominent and leading research center in the area of stress, sleep and health. The Institute conducts basic and applied research using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary methodological approaches. The employee is expected to work at the Stress Research Institute with analyses and paper writing within the programme grant “Children and young people’s mental health”. This will be done under the supervision of Prof. Hugo Westerlund and in close collaboration with Prof. Anne Hammarström and other partners in the programme.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Duration of award(s): The position is full time for two years (for one year, with possible extension for another year) with a start date open to negotiation.

What does it cover? The salary will be negotiated in relation to individual qualifications.

Selection Criteria: The main weight will be put on statistical and scientific skills as shown by documented merits and the candidate’s own research, including scientific publications.
-Weight will also be put on the ability to collaborate and communicate.
-The applicant is expected to have excellent knowledge of basic statistical and epidemiological methods.
-Experience from research in epidemiology or bio statics is mandatory.
-It is furthermore desirable that the applicant has an interest in questions regarding the psychosocial environment and mental health and in research area between social sciences and medicine in general. Interest in methodological development in statistics and epidemiology is also very desirable.
-Collaborative skills will also be taken into account.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post and electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted till January 31, 2013.

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