Karolinska Institutet

At the Department of Public Health Sciences we conduct research, teaching and applied work based on public health science and epidemiology. The research is aimed at analysing health determinants on the population level, and developing and evaluating preventative structural and individualised measures, including legislation and guidelines. The field also includes health economics, health systems research and implementation research. Our activities have a strongly international flavour, and the Department's researchers are scientific advisers to authorities and other decision-makers on the regional, national and international level. The Department is divided into research groups operating within the fields of global health, public health epidemiology and social medicine with a total of 150 employees. In addition, we have around 80 PhD students. This position is located in the Social Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Migration research group led by Professor Knut Lönnroth.

The primary duty is to produce a report based on a literature review of income security in times of sickness with special focus on low- and middle-income countries. In addition, the work involves contributing to a review of the history of social protection policy development in selected European countries, including an analysis of possible lessons learned for low- and middle-income countries currently building stronger social protection schemes. This work will contribute to the policy translation of research currently carried out within the IMPACT-TB project (Implementing proven community-based active tuberculosis case finding interventions in Vietnam and Nepal). The work is also part of the work plan developed within the SPARKS (Social Protection Action Research Knowledge Sharing) network. IMPACT-TB is an EU funded consortium project. SPARKS is a global research network created to facilitate action-oriented research on the public health impact of social interventions. You will also contribute to other research activities under IMPACT-TB, help manage the SPARKS secretariat and provide some administrative support to the research group.

Mandatory requirements

  • Master degree in global health, public health or health economic
  • Good knowledge about social protection policy from a global perspective
  • Documented experience in analyzing policies on income security in times of sickness
  • Excellent English language proficiency and highly developed communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to work independent

Desired requirements

  • Ability to work as part of a team to achieve common goals.
  • Experience in working on public health projects or research that incorporate economic analyses, social protection and or social determinants.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4101/2019
  • Knut Lönnroth, knut.lonnroth@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.se
Published 13.Aug.2019
Last application date 23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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