Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK) carries out both preclinical and clinical research within numerous fields. Linked to the department are approximately 450 researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and technical & administrative staff and we currently have about 150 PhD students. The department is conducting undergraduate courses for medical students, physiotherapist students, biomedicine students and biomedical laboratory students.

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 Karolinska CMR group at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital develops new imaging approaches and performs translational and clinical studies to improve the use of CMR in diagnosis and treatment follow-up in heart disease. The group's broad interests include heart failure, ischemic heart disease, myocarditis and basic cardiac pumping. The group collaborates with cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, clinical physiologists, MR physicists and computer scientists. Read more http://ki.se/en/mmk/karolinska-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-cmr-group

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong interest in improving and developing new diagnostic techniques in the field of electrocardiography (ECG). The PhD project will involve clinical studies of myocardial electrical remodeling using advanced ECG and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Areas of responsibilities/duties include performing research experiments on clinically referred patients using advanced ECG, as well as data analysis. The successful candidate is expected to play a critical role in formulating scientific research hypotheses, testing the hypotheses, study design, analyzing the data, presenting and interpreting the results, and writing scientific reports and articles.

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

Skills and personal qualities

The applicant should be self-motivated, have excellent analytical competence, and a high capacity to work productively in a team.

Experience with CMR, ECG, cardiovascular physiology, and image processing is an advantage. In addition to filling the formal eligibility requirements, the successful candidate has, or is pursuing, a medical degree to become a physician.

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 Doktorandplats
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-2094/2017
  • Martin Ugander, martin.ugander@ki.se
Union representative
  • Michael Tekle, SACO, 08-517 73442, michael.tekle@ki.se
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, 08- 517 70478
Published 20.Apr.2017
Last application date 14.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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