Professor of Epidemiology

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


June 13, 2021


- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, and geriatric epidemiology and biostatistics. Further information can be found at

Part of the success of our Department is due to our common research infrastructure and collaborative spirit. Researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., research administration, IT, database administration, and an applied biostatistics group). Only researchers who are interested in this model should consider applying. The department is situated at campus Solna.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research. The department is seeking an epidemiologist to join a faculty of more than 20 full professors in epidemiology and biostatistics. We aim to strengthen the faculty by recruiting an epidemiologist considered a world class researcher in any area of epidemiology.

The successful candidate is expected to lead, stimulate and develop growth in his/her area of epidemiology and to contribute to the training of undergraduate and doctoral students. We assume that the successful candidate will continue her/his research within their established research area but also explore new research opportunities in collaboration with colleagues at our department and university. The professor is also expected to contribute to academic leadership and be engaged in the development of the department and Karolinska Institutet as a whole. Some teaching in the department's undergraduate and/or graduate programs is expected. The position can potentially be combined with clinical duties.

Eligibility requirements

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 (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet) .

Applicants for the position of professor in epidemiology must demonstrate excellent scientific skills. Applicants must have publications of high-quality research in international journals in the last five to seven-year-period, and have the potential to become one of the leading international authorities in epidemiology as well as a researcher of international renown in this field. Applicants must have been the principal recipient of considerable research funding granted in national or international competition during the last five- year-period, and have the potential to secure further funding. The candidate is expected to become one of the academic leaders of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Applicants must have well documented leadership and collaboration experience.

Bases of assessment

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (1),and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

The appointee must have undergone 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or having otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge. 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 employment.

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.

Location: Solna

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Your career continues here


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 (https://

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

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-11/2021
  • Prefekt Kristina Johnell,
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR ,
  • Ann Almqvist, Saco-S,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 07.May.2021
Last application date 13.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET

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