The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

To be a doctoral student means to devote oneself to a research project under supervision of experienced researchers and following an individual study plan. For a doctoral degree, the equivalent of four years of full-time doctoral education is required.

The research group
The doctoral position will be placed in the Unit of Occupational medicine at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. The aim of the unit’s research is to identify and prevent chemical, physical, ergonomical and psychosocial health hazards in the work environment. Our main activities include research, education and dissemination of information. The research groups at the unit are multi-professional and include epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, physiotherapists, civil engineers, public health specialists and others. The unit takes part in education of medical students, occupational health nurses and physicians, and specialists in occupational and environmental medicine. 

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
The doctoral student will conduct his or her research within a research project focusing on mental health consequences of gender-based workplace violence (gender-based and sexual harassment). The aim of the project is to, in representative samples of the Swedish working population, generate new knowledge about the importance of the individual’s relative position in the workplace for risks of being exposed to gender-based and sexual harassment. The aim is furthermore to develop our understanding of the long-term consequences of gender-based workplace violence on mental ill-health, sickness absence, sickness presenteeism, and prescription of antidepressant medication, tranquilizers and sleeping pills. An additional aim is to develop knowledge of the reciprocal associations between organizational factors, leadership and the cohesiveness of the workgroup on the one hand and gender-based workplace violence on the other. The student will together with the supervisors, within the framework of this project, develop more specific research questions for the doctoral thesis. The doctoral student is expected to complete four studies. With the support of supervisors, the student will perform statistical analyses of existing cohort data and write up the results of each study for publication in peer reviewed journals.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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. As a doctoral student you are offered an individual research project, a well-educated supervisor, a vast range of elective courses and the opportunity to work in a leading research group. Karolinska Institutet collaborates with prominent universities from all around the world, which ensures opportunities for international exchanges. You will be employed on a doctoral studentship which means that you receive a contractual salary. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement
You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

- Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documents
Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities

Necessary criteria: 1) background in a relevant discipline (including, but not limited to, sociology, psychology, public health, or medicine); 2) interest in gender-based workplace violence; 3) educated in quantitative research methodology and statistics; 4) ability to use statistical software; Meriting criteria: 1) academic knowledge or practical work experience related to gender-based violence; 2) experience working in a research setting.

 Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the position.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

- A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
- Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
- Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
- Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
- Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

- Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
- Analytical skill
- Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

 All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

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Type of employment PhD placement
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-754/2020
Contact
  • Anna Nyberg, researcher , anna.nyberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Karlhans Che, Anda Gliga Saco-S, karlhans.che@ki.se, anda.gliga@ki.se
Published 22.Jan.2020
Last application date 01.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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