Researcher in Exposomics and Metabolomics

Researcher in Exposomics and Metabolomics


We are looking for a researcher in Systems Medicine for a fixed-term position at the School of Medical Sciences.

Subject area
The subject area for this position is Systems Medicine.

In an ongoing project funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR dia. No. 2018-02629), “Blood-based metabolomics to predict severity and patient outcomes in traumatic brain injury (meTBI)”, large-scale metabolomics study has been performed in collaboration with European CENTER-TBI consortium. These data are currently being analyzed, and first publications have already been prepared and several more are being planned. The key focus of the project is to identify metabolic signatures of traumatic brain signature, and relate them to clinical phenotypes and outcomes as well as other relevant medical data including neuroimaging.

The successful candidate will be embedded within the systems medicine research team:

supervised by Professor Matej Orešič.

Duties and responsibilities
The researcher will be primarily in charge of metabolomics studies in TBI, including metabolomics data processing, metabolite identification, and data analysis. Research will also involve integration of data across multiple modalities (e.g., metabolome, proteome, genetics, neuroimaging). The successful candidate will also be involved in preparation of the research manuscripts, including as lead author.

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
A basis for the assessment is the applicant’s ability to disseminate information and communicate; collaborate and engage with the wider community; and facilitate utilisation of the university’s research; as well as the ability and suitability to cooperate with other members of staff and contribute to the development of university operations.

Particular attention is to be paid to the applicant’s prospects of contributing to the future development of both research and education. Importance is also attached to a demonstrated ability and ambition to embark on a career within academia.  

Successful applicant will have a strong background in systems medicine and related fields such as clinical data mining, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

Good oral and written communication skills in English are mandatory. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate in an interdisciplinary environment and be able to work in a team. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance

This is a fixed-term full-time position for one year. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Matej Orešič (, +46 76 9464459).

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

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:

• 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
• Account of research qualifications and experience
• Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is September 30th 2021. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are 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.


  • Arbetsplats: Örebro Universitet
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 16 september 2021
  • Ansök senast: 30 september 2021


Fakultetsgatan 1
ÖREBRO, 70182

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