- with focus on research

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in physiology, pharmacology, anesthesiology and intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. Our department has a key role in teaching, both at the basic and advanced level, and we contribute to the teaching at a majority of Karolinska Institutets study programmes.


The duties include performing research in cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology taking advantage of the unique possibilities for translational research. The duties also include teaching in physiology or pharmacology, acting as a course leader, and contribute to the development of teaching at the department. Dissemination of knowledge to the general public and collaboration with external enterprises may also be included in the duties.

Eligibility requirements

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

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician at “Tema hjärta och kärl”, Karolinska University Hospital, and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in cardiology, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare's requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden.

The position as a physician, as well as the teaching duties, requires a very good knowledge in Swedish.

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-, development- and collaboration expertise (2) and clinical expertise (3).

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.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English: curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

Clinical position at Karolinska University Hospital:

To obtain position as specialist doctor (överläkare, biträdande överläkare, specialistläkare) at Karolinska University Hospital, assessment of the applicant’s clinical qualifications by the hospital’s Expert Committee is mandatory.

Hence, the documents listed below are required for determining the correct service level.

Link to criteria for positions as specialist doctor at Karolinska University Hospital (in Swedish).

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

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

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 Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1176/2019
  • Håkan Westerblad, Head of Department, 08-524 872 53
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08- 524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Göran Engberg, SACO, 08-524 867 17
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO , 08- 524 840 80, henry.wolling@
Published 18.Jun.2019
Last application date 09.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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