- 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 ki.se/meb.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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