Karolinska Institutet, Dep. of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) works within some of the key areas important to fulfilling the motto of Karolinska Institutet ´to improve human health´. We focus on research, development and education in the following areas: medical and healthcare education, informatics, management, ethics, and suicide prevention. LIME has about 150 employees and is located in new premises in Solna Campus. ki.se/lime

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) carries out research and offers education with the aim to promote the practical implementation of research findings and newly acquired knowledge in the field of public health and healthcare. The department has two university-wide areas of activity - pedagogical development and support, as well as research, education and counseling in the field of healthcare and research ethics. It is an exciting work environment where research and education are in focus. 

We are now looking for a full-time Research specialist in the field of suicide prevention who can take part and support our suicide preventive activities in Sweden and Internationally.

Your mission

You will be working at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) as part of an international team that is focused on research in the field of mental health and suicide prevention. As Research specialist in the field of suicide prevention, you will:

  • Collaborate in several of our research projects, which involve the design, evaluation and implementation of suicide preventive interventions
  • Take coordination responsibility in specific projects
  •  Perform research support activities, such as writing ethical committee applications and drafting research reports to Swedish and International stakeholders
  • Contribute to the analysis and reporting of suicide statistics, in Sweden and internationally
  • Perform evidence reviews to provide evidence based answers to questions about suicide by policy makers and the general public
  • Draft and disseminate evidence based recommendations for suicide prevention

Eligibility requirements

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.

We are looking for those who have:

  • A doctorate in the field of psychology, neuroscience, mental health or related field
  • Experience or a great interest in the research area of suicide prevention
  • Experience in the planning and executing of quantitative studies, including the collection and analysis of data
  • Experience in coordinating and administering research projects
  • Excellent oral and written skills in Swedish
  • Good working proficiency of English

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Documented experience in the field of suicide prevention
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • Experience in leading research projects
  • Experience in publishing scientific papers besides those included in your dissertation 
  • Being able to work independently on research data
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods

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. 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.


Read more about LIME.

Read more about NASP.




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 April 30th 2022.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1703/2022
  • Senior lecturer, Vladimir Carli, vladimir.carli@ki.se
Union representative
  • Jayne Alfredsson, SACO, jayne.alfredsson@ki.se
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, shahla.rostami@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 13.Apr.2022
Last application date 31.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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