Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education

- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Clinical Science and Education Södersjukhuset, pursues undergraduate education, doctoral education and internationally recognized research focusing on common diseases and injuries. The goal of all activities is to improve human health. The department has about 50 employees, 80 graduate students, 140 affiliated researchers and a turnover of 70 million. The Department is administratively divided into education and research where Internal Medicine belongs to Clinical Medicine and has its’ own research group. The education is focused on clinical practice and involves both nursing and medical students. The research group has a long tradition of clinical research, in particular in diabetes. There is one Professor, 3 Senior Lecturers, 2 Associate Professor, 8 PhDs and 4 PhD students.

Your mission

The position as Senior Lecturer and specialist physician in internal medicine involves an overall responsibility for courses at the Medical Doctor Program at KI SÖS as well as developing research regarding common diseases in collaboration with other departments at KI. The employment with include responsibility for the course Clinical Medicine at the Medical Doctor Program but involvement in other courses and programs can be considered. An important part of the work will be to develop and communicate an academical leadership within pedagogy and research within the field of internal medicine.

The Senior Lectureship will be combined with clinical duty as specialist trained physician at the Department of Internal Medicine at Södersjukhuset, where clinical- experience and knowledge is of great importance to be able to organize the clinical education and research in the best way possible. The employment involves 30% clinical work and 70% teaching and research.

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, management-, development- and collaborative skills and clinical expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).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.

The applicant must have experience of clinical education within medical programs, have experience of clinical work and have experience of supervision on different levels.

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician in internal medicine at Södersjukhuset and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in internal medicine, or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare's requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden. If the appointee fulfills Södersjukhuset’s requirements for employment as Senior Registrar or Senior Consultant, the appointee can be offered this position.

Since the clinical work includes contact with patients, good knowledge of both speaking and writing in Swedish is a requirement.

Bases of assessment

The Senior Lectureship has focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (2), educational expertise (3), leadership-, development- and collaboration expertise (2) and clinical expertise (2).

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?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset


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

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.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

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 STÖD 2-249/2020
  • Per Tornvall, Prefekt , per.tornvall@ki.se
Union representative
  • Md. Shahidul Islam, SACO, 070-2593446, shahidul.islam@ki.se
Published 22.Apr.2020
Last application date 30.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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