Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna, Enheten för klinisk epidemiologi

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

The Clinical Epidemiology Unit
The Clinical Epidemiology Unit is growing, and currently comprises around 70 employees and 50 affiliated researchers, two professors, two senior lecturers, and is divided into six research groups each focusing on a disease or therapeutic area (e.g., chronic inflammatory diseases, hemato-oncologic malignancies, and perinatal/obstetric epidemiology). Besides clinical epidemiological studies, typically based on clinical and other register-data, the unit is also engaged in educational activities, mainly in research education through the KI/Stockholm County Council Research School in Clinical Epidemiology for clinicians, which is coordinated from the unit. A large part of our research is performed in collaboration with clinicians in different fields, and also with stakeholders outside of academia. As such, the Clinical Epidemiology Unit is not only home to its own research groups but also serves as a hub and methods resource for clinician researchers and for stakeholders outside academia.

The obstetric and perinatal epidemiology research group focus on clinical and etiological research, and now includes 7 doctoral students, 7 post-doctoral researchers, 5 assistant professors, 7 senior researches, and 1 biostatistician. The group collaborates with clinical collaborators at the Karolinska University Hospital as well as nationally and internationally with other obstetric/perinatal research units.

We now wish to consolidate, and to further develop the academic leadership, in the field of clinically applied epidemiological research within obstetrics, and to bridge the gap to the Patient Area Pregnancy and Delivery at the Children’s and Women’s Health theme at the Karolinska University Hospital. The successful applicant is expected to lead this development, in conjunction with part-time duties as clinician at the Theme. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have a strong clinical epidemiological research activity focusing on perinatal/obstetric research, and to be a clinically active specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The successful candidate is also expected to administer the comprehensive infrastructure that has been built up in collaboration with the Stockholm County Council and the Quality Register. The successful candidate is also expected to take active part in doctoral and post-doctoral training and in the theoretical research education within the unit, as well as in the leadership of the unit and undergraduate teaching in medical school, the latter as part of the clinical work.

Entry requirements
All senior lecturers at Karolinska Institutet must demonstrate scientific as well as pedagogical competence. A PhD is a basic requirement. A senior lecturer is expected to have competence equivalent to that of a docent at KI.

Applicants for our intended position as senior lecturer must demonstrate training and excellent scientific skills in the fields of clinical epidemiology of mainly observational design, based on clinical or other individual-patient register data-sources such as those in Sweden or the other Nordic countries, and in the context of clinically relevant research questions. Applicants must also demonstrate their ability to act as methodological expert, e.g., in collaborative studies, within academia as well as with other parts of

Applicants must demonstrate publications of high-quality research in international journals in the last five-year-period, and have the potential to become a leading international authority in the field. Applicants must have been the principal recipients of research funding granted in national or international competition during the last five-year-period, and have the potential to secure further funding within his/her research area.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an outstanding, or marked increase in, research activity as well as funding in the last five years, and is expected to lead an active research group.

Personal merits such as pedagogical skills and collaboration and leadership capacity in national and international settings will be important.

The position is combined with clinical duty as a consultant at the Patient Area Pregnancy and Delivery at the Children’s and Women’s Health theme, Karolinska University Hospital, and therefore authorization of MD with specialist competence within Obstetrics and Gynecology is required.

Bases of assessment
The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (2), clinical expertise (1), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3370/2017
  • Johan Askling, professor, +46-8-517 793 21, johan.askling@ki.se
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, +46-8-517 734 50, lars.ahrlund@ki.se
Published 19.Sep.2017
Last application date 17.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

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