Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Part of the success of our Department is due to our collaborative spirit. This means that researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and biostatistics). Only researchers who are interested in this model should consider this position.


The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics is seeking an epidemiologist to join the faculty of some 20 full professors in various epidemiological and statistical disciplines. We want to strengthen the faculty and recruit an epidemiologist considered a world class researcher in any area of epidemiology. The successful candidate is expected to stimulate and develop growth in his/her area of epidemiology and to contribute to the training of undergraduate and graduate students in scientific methodology. The successful candidate is expected to further develop the department's work within the field to a high international competitiveness.

We assume that the future professor will continue her/his research within the already established research area. Some teaching in the department's undergraduate and/or graduate programs is expected in the position, particularly in the Scientific Development in the medical program. The position can be combined with clinical work.

Entry requirements

All professors at Karolinska Institutet must demonstrate scientific as well as pedagogical competence. Applicants for the position as professor in epidemiology must demonstrate excellent scientific skills. Applicants must have had publications of exceptional high-quality research in international journals with high impact in the last five to seven-year-period, and have the potential to become one of the leading international authorities in the advertised area as well as a researcher of international renown in this field. Applicants must have been the principal recipients of considerable 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 a marked increase in research activity as well as funding in the last five years. The candidate is expected to be one of the future leaders of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Applicants must have well-documented leadership and collaboration experience.

Bases of assessment

The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific skills (3), skills in leadership, development and collaboration (2) and pedagogical skills (1).

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.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone. For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5366/2017
  • Kamila Czene, Professor, kamila.czene@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 11.Jan.2018
Last application date 08.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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