Postdoc Position in Nutritional Epidemiology at Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; open until filled.
About: The tasks/work consists planning and pursuing epidemiological analyses using the database of the Malmö Diet Cancer cohort (a population based study including 30 000 participants with base line examinations 1991-1996). So far analysis projects with a cancer focus have examined associations between the composition of diet and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer; currently analysis projects regarding prostate cancer are planned and conducted. The focus of the proposed position is primarily research questions regarding diet, chronic inflammation and breast cancer risk.
The planned project will take the advantage of the extensive database (including a unique set of dietary data of high relative validity) as well as blood samples from the bio-bank (to examine the concentration of different bio-markers of chronic inflammation). In addition, there will be possibilities to develop research projects with other hypotheses and research questions, independently or in collaboration with other researchers (eg. interaction between dietary factors and genetic traits).