Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences


A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board.

For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral

Research group
The group of Epidemiology of Mental Health (EPIOMH) engages in epidemiological research in areas of relevance for Public mental health. We value and foster links between science and society, as well as research and practice. Our ultimate mission is to identify modifiable risk and prognostic factors for major contributors to the global burden of disease. To keep up with new perspectives and have a “flow” in the group, we collaborate with several international researchers. The involvement of clinical and societal public health actors in our projects is also of importance. Other cornerstones are to maintain and further develop methodological skills and quality of data bases.

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student
We are looking for a PhD student for a psychiatric epidemiological project in the area of psychiatric health care utilization/psychiatric disorders among migrants including refugees. The studies will be based on registry data and possibly include qualitative studies with interviews too.

Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI
To be eligible for doctoral education following requirements has to be met:

General entry requirements
A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she:

  1. has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or
  3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school:
Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS, see web-link below for more information.
Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries fulfill the requirements in English.

For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements: http://ki.se/en/education/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education

The applicant must hold relevant advanced level education in epidemiology, statistics, global health or equivalent.

Skills and personal qualities
The applicant should have some experience in scientific activities and documented interest (such as essay, project, work experience or volunteer work) in research in psychiatric epidemiology, migration and the Swedish health care system. It is furthermore desirable that the applicant has experience of psychiatric epidemiological work or clinical psychiatric work. In addition, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as social skills. It’s a requirement for the applicant to be able to work both independently and in close cooperation with different professional disciplines, and must therefore also have good communication skills in English and basic knowledge of Swedish.

Assessment criteria
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:
- Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
- Analytical skill
- Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject

The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Terms and conditions
All doctoral students at KI receive financial support during their doctoral education and employment on a doctoral studentship is the most common sort of support. During the time between recruitment and admission a short-term employment can be offered for up to 6 months.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:

  • A personal letter and curriculum vitae
  • A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
  • A copy of degree projects and any previous publications

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

Type of employment PhD placement
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4526/2017
Contact
  • Anna-Clara Hollander, Postdoktor, anna-clara.hollander@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, +46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46 8-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Marcus Stjernström, OFR, +46 8-524 866 63, marcus.stjernstrom@ki.se
Published 06.Oct.2017
Last application date 27.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

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