- with focus on research
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
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 neurobiology aspect of the
development in the field with special focus on ocular neurodegeneration. 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 neurobiology 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 ocular neurodegeneration. 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 networks and collaborations (basic, translational, and clinical in
nature) with other groups at the division, department, at KI, nationally and
internationally, as well as outreach to the general society.
The employment has a focus on research. We are looking for an ambitious
researcher at the senior lecturer level with enthusiasm towards bettering
human health through basic and translatable neurobiology, with a specific
focus on ocular neurodegeneration (e.g. glaucoma). The successful applicant
will be expected to run a diverse group of basic and translational scientists
with an aim to discover neurodegenerative mechanisms and develop neuro-
protective/neuro-regenerative strategies for diseases such as glaucoma using
technologies such as omics techniques, neurobiological testing, and high-
resolution microscopy in animal/tissue/cell models. The successful candidate
is expected to work closely with other members in the division, national and
international collaborators, contribute significantly to a productive research
environment, obtain additional independent funding, supervise students and
participate in research education.
To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a
Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person
must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management,
development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the
Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).
The successful candidate must have several years of postdoctoral activity, and
be an independent researcher with a strong background in visual neuroscience.
The successful candidate will have practical experience with the ability to
train others in techniques including practical animal husbandry, molecular
biology, neurobiology techniques including omics data generation and analysis,
microscopy, ocular surgery, and retinal electrophysiology. The hired applicant
will be expected to interact and work in an international environment with
multidisciplinary basic research scientists, clinicians, and research
clinicians. The successful applicant must have documented experience of
translational activities (e.g. collaborations with clinicians, activity in
Bases of assessment
The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight
qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise
(2), leadership, and development and collaboration expertise (2).
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.
Location: Solna - Department of Clinical Neuroscience
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 application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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