Karolinska Institutet, Department of Women's and Children's Health

 - with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Would you like to work with and further develop clinical research at Karolinska Institutet and at the Karolinska University Hospital? Do you want to develop the next generation medical doctors and clinical research training? Welcome to a leading environment within Women’s and Children’s Health in the field of pediatric surgery. Our motto is to cure tomorrow that which we cannot sure today.

Description of the subject area

The medical unit of pediatric surgery is a highly specialized center of pediatric surgery, currently one of two national centers for anorectal malformations and Hirschsprung’s disease, vaginal atresia, bladder exstrophy, diaphragmatic hernia, and esophageal atresia.

Your mission

The appointee of this position as Senior Lecturer is expected to conduct internationally competitive research in pediatric surgery with applications in pediatric oncology, employing experimental tumor modulating models as well as clinical applications of these. There is a great unmet need of new models of, for example, neuroblastoma treatment, requiring a combination of basic tumor biology research and clinical implementation. 

The position includes teaching of medical students, residents and specialist trained physicians, both basic and advanced level education, as well as supervision of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. 

The position is located at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet, 50 percent of full time, and at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, 50 percent of full time.

The applicant is expected to:
•    conduct strategic leadership in pediatric surgery research
•    actively participate in the development of the Division of Pediatric Oncology and Surgery, the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, as well as Karolinska Institutet
•    facilitate innovative and mutual collaborations between pediatric surgery and pediatric oncology on local, national, and international levels

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer with focus on research, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated good pedagogical expertise; excellent scientific expertise and clinical expertise.

The appointee is expected to conduct internationally competitive research in the field, as judged by the number and quality of publications in international, peer-reviewed journals the past 7 years. The appointee must conduct research in the field as principal investigator and have received research grants as main and co-applicant the past 5 years, and have served as main supervisor for doctoral students.

Applicants must have qualifications and current experience as a teacher at basic/advanced level.

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

Since the position includes clinical work, the successful applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish (C1 level according to the common European reference scale (CERS).

Assessment criteria

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

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.2.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • experience as principal investigator of clinical trials
  • experience from oncological surgery
  • experience from cross-disciplinary collaborations

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • experience from experimental and translational research

Since the position is aimed at both developing the research area and future leadership, personal qualities like ability to cooperate and international networks are important.

The applicant shall also have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education (or have equivalent competence), as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution. 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 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

Location: Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Solna, and the Astrid Lingren Children’s Hospital at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna.




Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

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

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 specialist doctor at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset (in Swedish).

Welcome to apply!

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
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3790/2022
  • Klas Blomgren, vice head of the Department, klas.blomgren@ki.se
  • Tomas Wester, Verksamhetschef för Medicinsk enhet , tomas.wester@ki.se
Union representative
  • John Inge Johnsen, SACO, john.inge.johnsen@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, shahla.rostami@ki.se
Published 14.Aug.2023
Last application date 04.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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