Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för biovetenskaper och näringslära

- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

Karolinska Institutet offers an internationally highly ranked university environment in close collaboration with the Karolinska University Hospital. The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet and offers unique opportunities for interactions and good opportunities for development for you and your research.

Description of the subject area

The Department of Medicine Solna (MedS) has a well-established and internationally highly ranked education and research within the fields of biomedicine and clinical medicine. Endocrinology is an important specialty within the field of internal medicine with a constant need of research development and education for medical students. Autoimmune endocrine disorders constitute a major cornerstone of endocrinology, not the least due to the strong connection between the most common of these disorders. The increasing use of immunotherapy, especially within oncology, can be complicated by development of several autoimmune endocrine disorders which further emphasizes the need for research within this field.

Your mission

We are looking for a professor that is interested in leading and developing our education with focus on clinical medicine for medical students. You should be deeply engaged in educational activities in clinical medicine and conduct active and successful research at a high international level.

You will lead and develop medical education in clinical medicine at high quality, in collaboration with other programs and courses at the university and with hospitals within the region. You will also conduct research and clinical work in autoimmune endocrine disorders. The research will include both experimental and register-based studies as our infrastructure is built on those components.

The professorship will be combined with an employment as at least a specialized trained physician in endocrinology at the Karolinska University Hospital. The employment amounts to 70 percent at MedS and 30 percent at the ME Endokrinologi, Tema Inflammation och Åldrande, Karolinska University Hospital.

Eligibility requirements

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

You must have experience in teaching and as an organizer within the programme for medical students. You further need to have a broad knowledge in different pedagogical approaches as well as of organization of novel courses. This includes good knowledge of budget planning and administration. You must also lead a successful research team within autoimmune endocrine disorders as well as being an active supervisor for PhD students. 

You 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 employment will be combined with an employment as specialist physician, assistant chief physician or chief physician in endocrinology at the Karolinska University Hospital and therefore the candidate must have a Swedish MD with specialist competence in endocrinology, 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 Professorship has a focus on education and 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 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Pedagogical development projects
  • Broad experience in organizing clinical placements
  • Research at a high international level in the field of autoimmune endocrine disorders

It is meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Developmental tasks within research and education at the university level

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; ME Endokrinologi, Karolinska University Hospital

Department of Medicine, 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 an employment as at least specialist physician (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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4196/2023
  • Kristina Broliden, kristina.broliden@ki.se
  • David Nathanson , david.nathanson@regionstockholm.se
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.se
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
Published 17.Apr.2024
Last application date 16.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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