Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Global Public Health is an interdisciplinary institution that aims to advance knowledge on how to improve population health at local, national and global level. Research at the department aims to identify the determinants of health, develop and evaluate individual and structural interventions, and provide evidence for guidelines and policy documents. Many of the department's researchers are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision-makers at regional, national and international level. The department has 10 research groups, about 100 research students and about 140 employees.

Your mission

The chosen candidate will be leading research projects combining implementation science, research on tuberculosis and social protection. You will design qualitative analysis of patient, provider, and policymaker interviews, provide oversight on project budgets, and supervise research assistants. You will engage with international partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and India. You will specifically communicate with project partners; negotiate contracts on the project; design and lead research efforts and publications on the projects; and supervise students and staff on the projects. Other additional tasks may apply, including but not limited to, reporting on the research project status, leading and conducting systematic reviews on social protection.

Eligibility requirements and Assessment criteria

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.

The chosen applicant must have a PhD withing public health with relevance for global health and health policy. The candidate must show documented experience in leading research projects in international collaborations; a successful track record of obtaining and managing external funding; and demonstrated experience in publishing in international peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience of research on social protection is required, as well as experience in international collaborative research including collaboration with international agencies (WHO; ILO) and research within low- and middle-income settings. Critical analysis skills of data with reference to global health is required. The candidate should show supervision skills, experience in leading and conducting systematic reviews and excellent command of English. The applicant must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively in an international and interdisciplinary team.

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.


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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 October 10th 2023.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 20%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3541/2023
  • Knut Lönnroth,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
  • SACO-styrelse,
Published 26.Sep.2023
Last application date 10.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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