Do you want to contribute to better health for all?
This position is a unique opportunity to conduct research in the research
group Global Sexual Health, Department of Global Public Health. The Department
of Global Public Health is an interdisciplinary institution that aims to
advance knowledge on how to improve population health at local, national and
global level. Research at the department aims to identify the determinants of
health, develop and evaluate individual and structural interventions, and
provide evidence for guidelines and policy documents. Many of the department's
researchers are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision-makers
at regional, national and international level. The department has 9 research
groups, about 85 research students and about 140 employees.
The work will be based at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska
Institet and the WHO centre. The applicant is expected to independently
conduct own research but also to assist in existing research projects in
global health in low- and middle-income countries, and also register-based
research in Sweden. Responsibilities include writing of grant applications,
project coordination, project reporting, quantitative data analysis,
scientific writing and frequent communication in speech and writing with both
national and international partners. Supervision of students at Master and PhD
level will also be expected to a lesser extent, as well as teaching in global
health and sexual and reproductive health depending on the knowledge and
experience of the applicant. You will also be an important part of the
research group and is expected to actively participate in the work and
development of the research group. Shorter or longer travel outside of Sweden
primarily to Africa might be necessary.
This is a fixed-term position during approximately two years, extent 50%.
To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding
a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the
applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented
research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.
Mandatory requirements include a PhD degree in epidemiology, public health,
global health or corresponding academic qualifications. English and Swedish
language skills in speaking and writing is a mandatory requirement. Skills in
data analysis, biostatistics, epidemiology, medicine are mandatory
requirements. Experience of research in global health and sexual and
reproductive health and/or HIV is a desired requirement as well as previous
work in low-income countries. Experience in writing publications, grant
applications and/or project coordination preferably at international level is
a desired requirement. We are looking for an independent, proactive and
positive person with a sense of responsibility and with previous experience of
working with researchers and other staff from different countries and
cultures. Medical background is an advantage but not a requirement.
After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in
relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of
them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the
activities at KI.
What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and
interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical
universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the
largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet
researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you
ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various
scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover
collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of
global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at
KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for
creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska
Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits
through our collective agreement.
Department of Global Public Health
Research group Global and Sexual Health
We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply
in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé,
qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance
with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.
Welcome to apply at the latest 2022-09-25
The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all
|Type of employment
||Temporary position longer than 6 months
|First day of employment
||According to agreement
|Number of positions
|Last application date
||25.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST