Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to work-based education and top quality clinical research?

We are looking for a professor that shows commitment and interest in leading and developing research-based education with a focus on emergency medicine within the medical program.

Description of the subject area

The Department of Medicine, Solna (MedS), has well established educational- and research profiles in biomedicine and clinical medicine at a high international level. Emergency medicine constitutes a central part of clinical medicine and the courses in the new six-year medical program focus on how students can acquire knowledge to diagnose and manage acute and serious diseases in internal medicine. The Division of Clinical Medicine at MedS is responsible for the courses in clinical medicine, which mainly take place at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. To ensure research-based education of high quality, there is a need for a professor who conducts research and education at a high international level at the Department of Medicine, Solna, combined with position as specialized trained physician/consultant at the Emergency Medical unit (ME Akut) at Karolinska University Hospital.

Your mission

The person we are looking for is expected to lead and develop courses of the medical program in clinical medicine where emergency medicine is included. The mission is to assure work-based education (VFU) in emergency medicine of high quality at Karolinska University Hospital and other collaborating hospitals. It also includes conducting research as principal investigator with your own group at an internationally competitive level.

The professorship will be combined with a position as specialized trained physician/consultant in emergency medicine at Karolinska University Hospital. The employment rate is divided into 51% at MedS and 49% at Karolinska University Hospital.

Eligibility requirements

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

The applicant must have experience in developing and being responsible for courses in medical programs nationally or internationally, as well as being a research leader with an established research line and her/his own doctoral students.

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.

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

Since the clinical work and teaching are expected to be performed in Swedish, 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 Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (2), pedagogical expertise (3), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2) and clinical expertise (2).

For employment as Professor at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.1.2 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • formal responsibility for a course including work-based education in emergency medicine for medical students
  • successful research at a high international level in emergency medicine
  • leadership regarding research and development in a clinical context

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • ability to establish collaborations and networks with researchers both nationally and internationally
  • engagement in the establishment and writing of national and international guidelines and best practice regarding emergency medicine

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. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet and Emergency Medical Unit (ME Akut) at the Karolinska University Hospital

Department of Medicine, Solna

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.

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).

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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 2-26/2023
  • Gunnar P. Nilsson, Department of Medicine, Solna, gunnar.p.nilsson@ki.se
  • Malin Mörner, Emergency Medical Unit, malin.morner@regionstockholm.se
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.se
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
Published 07.Jun.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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