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The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and
education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society
level. The clinical research and education are conducted in collaboration with
other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities
as well as Region Stockholm.
Ophthalmology is a broad research area from biomedical mechanisms in the eye
and brain over surgical interventions of eye disease to visual perception. The
purpose of this recruitment is to strengthen the translational aspect of the
development in the field with special focus on retinal diseases. The
Department of Clinical Neuroscience with its division of Eye and Vision has an
extensive and very successful line of research in the field of ophthalmology
and optometry. The Division of Eye and Vision has a comprehensive assignment
in education and is responsible for the ophthalmology training for medical
students, optometry students and several other educations such as ophthalmic
nurses and orthoptists. The education is performed both at the undergraduate
and postgraduate level. The Department now wishes to maintain its scientific
and educational position in the field of retinal diseases through recruiting a
The successful applicant will conduct research and education (both at the
undergraduate and postgraduate level) within different programs at the
department with focus on retinal disease. The holder shall promote research in
the area of ophthalmology through actions in research as well as participating
in international cooperation. The candidate is also expected to establish
network and collaboration with other groups at the division, department, at KI
and internationally, as well as outreach to the general society. The position
is thought to be a combined employment with clinical duties at specialist
level in ophthalmology. If the appointee fulfills the S:t Erik Eye Hospital's
requirements for employment as Senior Registrar or Senior Consultant, the
appointee can be offered this position. The position is planned to be
distributed 50% at KI and 50% at St. Erik's Eye Hospital.
To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have
demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management,
development and collaborative skills and, clinical expertise (See the
instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska
The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained
physician in ophthalmology with a profile in retinal diseases at St. Erik Eye
Hospital and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist
competence in the field of ophthalmology or corresponding competence, as well
as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare's requirements for
practicing medicine in Sweden. Since the position includes clinical work, the
successful applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in
Swedish, Norwegian or Danish (C1 level according to the common European
reference scale (CERS).
We are looking for a researcher specialized on retinal diseases and with a
great commitment and interest in developing the field of ophthalmology. The
applicant must be a nationally and internationally established researcher in
the field of ophthalmology and retinal diseases. Applicants must have high
quality publications in leading international journals over the past ten
years, have documented national and international collaborations and have the
potential to become one of the leading international researchers in the field.
The applicant is expected to have substantial ongoing funding through grants
obtained in competition, and is expected to pursue research at such a level
that future significant funding can be ensured, sufficient to support the
professorship long term.
Bases of assessment
The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight
qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise
(2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2), and clinical
Particular merit is given to high level research in retinal disease,
documented supervision of doctoral students and postdocs, and a publishing
track record in the very top, area related, scientific journals with the
applicant as senior author.
The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher
education training in teaching or have equivalent competence in accordance
with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations
for qualification as a higher education teacher. If the person appointed for
the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the
appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of
After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates,
Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best
potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.
What do we offer?
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our
vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
Read more about The Department of Clinical Neuroscience and The
Division of Eye and Vision .
We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply
in Swedish. Your application must contain the following documents: Resumé,
qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance
with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio
The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, normally both
national and international.
The clinical employment at S:t Erik Eye Hospital require specialist
certificate(s) to be attached to the application.
The level of clinical employment (Senior Consultant, Senior Registrar or
Specialist Trained Physician) is determined by S:t Erik Eye Hospital before
the decision of employment is made.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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