Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This temporary position in Endocrine Surgery will be placed in the Endocrine Surgery research group of Jan Zedenius, which conducts research about endocrine tumors and cancer. The research group consists of several independent researchers, several PhD students, an associate university lecturer, and one research nurse. We have close connection to and cooperation with groups in Medical Genetics and Endocrine Pathology. 

Your mission

We are looking for an endocrine surgeon that can strengthen our research group and perform the following:

  • Project planning, study design and statistical analysis
  • Introduce novel intra-operative techniques in endocrine surgery, including fluorescent techniques
  • Collaborate with both internal and external researchers, including set-up of organoids and connected techniques emanating from endocrine tumors
  • Preparation and submission of manuscripts and grant applications
  • Administrative tasks

We are looking for an excellent team player with interpersonal skills, organized, efficient, and flexible in dealing with unpredictability and changes. The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills. You will have access to a writing room and all other facilities necessary for the planned research. Jan Zedenius will be PI, but cooperation with other researchers will be stimulated. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated good level of research expertise with significant scientific production. The applicant must also have demonstrated a good scientific independence to which their own contribution has been significant and a research plan of high quality with clear potential for the future.

Assessment criteria

  • For employment as Senior Research Specialist at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Rules regarding other positions than teaching positions are applied in relation to the established profile of employment. It is particularly meritorious that the applicant is a specialist in endocrine surgery.
  • Experience in supervising doctoral students
  • Excellence in written and verbal communication using English

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  •  Experience from working with endocrine tumors
  •  Knowledge of fluorescent techniques, including intraoperative measurements
  •  Experience from working with organoids
  •  Experience in supervising doctoral students
  •  Documented research independence (such as docentur or equivalent)

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Capability to receive grants in competition
  • Experience with collaborative projects
  • Experience in teaching endocrine surgery
  • Excellence in written and verbal communication using English

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.



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.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers.

Welcome to apply at the latest June 5, 2023.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment during September
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2121/2023
  • Jan Zedenius, Professor,
Published 09.May.2023
Last application date 01.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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