Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Are you the one who wants to develop further the research on inflammatory diseases at Karolinska Institutet? We offer a stimulating and outstanding research environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to medical research of top quality.

Description of the subject area

We are looking for someone who conducts experimental research, preferably with translational elements, in bioelektronic medicine on inflammatory diseases with an initial focus on cardiovascular diseases. The research program must have a clear interdisciplinary orientation, combining advanced medicine and cutting-edge technology with the goal of developing new treatments and diagnostics of inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases.

Your mission

The position includes being a research group leader at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and developing and leading interdisciplinary collaborations for research in bioelectronic medicine to strengthen translational research at the intersection of basic research, technology and clinic. The position also includes teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including supervision of doctoral students and postdocs.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Professor with focus on research the applicant must have demonstrated good pedagogical expertise and excellent scientific expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The position requires a strong foundation in basic medical science, clinical medicine and technology. Experience in developing and leading interdisciplinary collaborations with engineers and biologists is required, as well as extensive international research experience.

Assessment criteria

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (3), pedagogical expertise (2) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (1).

For employment as Professor at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.1.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • clinical experience as a physician with good insights into advanced, technology-intensive healthcare.
  • scientific skill with high competence in basic medical research, clinical medicine and technology together.
  • successful international research work & network in bioelectronic medicine.
  • good ability to lead larger groups of researchers and create conditions for productive interdisciplinary research.
  • good ability to create new ideas and innovations at the interface between medicine and technology.
  • innovation and development skills, e.g. invented patentable solutions.
  • in-depth knowledge of technology-intensive medical treatment and operations.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • good ability to lead researchers in multidisciplinary constellations where medicine and technology are included.
  • good ability to supervise students, doctoral students and postdocs.
  • good ability to teach at both basic and advanced level.

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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site. 

Location: Department of Medicine, Solna  (ki.se/meds)

Your career continues here


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.

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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4033/2022
  • Gunnar P. Nilsson, Vice Head of Department, gunnar.p.nilsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.se
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
Published 20.Apr.2023
Last application date 12.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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