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Researcher in medical science with specialization in systems medicine

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    21 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    6 december

Om jobbet

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking a researcher in medical science with specialization in systems medicine for a two-year position.

Subject area

The primary research area is systems medicine, with emphasis on identification of disease biomarkers of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) based on metabolomics and other relevant genetic and clinical data. The position will also support other projects and collaborations in the Systems medicine team, by contributing to mining of multi-modal data and analyses of biological networks in health and disease.


The researcher will contribute to IMI project LITMUS - Liver Investigation: Testing Marker Utility in Steatohepatitis, where molecular diagnostic tools are being developed to diagnose and monitor NAFLD.

The research focus is on applications of multivariate and network/pathway modelling approaches to identify the key pathways and markers associated with progression of NAFLD – based on multiomics data including metabolomics (plasma and human liver biopsies), RNAseq (liver biopsies) and metagenomics (gut microbiota) from multiple human cohort studies. The aim is also to translate the research findings into the diagnostic application. The researcher will also be involved in planning of metabolomics experiments at Örebro University, and contribute to analysis and interpretation of metabolomics and other ‘omics’ and clinical data in Systems Medicine team at Örebro University.

Duties and responsibilities

A researcher shall spend their working hours mainly on research. The appointment may also include teaching, when there is a need within the organisation, to facilitate the researcher to acquire qualifications for a teaching appointment at the University. The share of teaching may not exceed a 20 per cent of a full-time post.


Those qualified for the appointment as a researcher are applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.

Assessment criteria

Documented knowledge and experience in biochemistry, biostatistics and statistical learning, involving analysis of biological high-throughput data is a requirement. Experience with medical applications of metabolomics, modelling of biological networks, and metabolic research in general are merits. The applicant should be an expert in the R statistical language. The successful candidate should be creative, have the ability to both co-operate and independently work with research questions. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well.


The position as researcher is a [full-time fixed-term position. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Matej Oresic, 019-30 21 37,

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2019-12-06. We look forward to receiving your application!

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As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.