Professor of Neurology with focus on neuroinflammatory diseases, combined with a clinical position as a specialist trained physician in Neurology at Danderyd hospital

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Professor of Neurology with focus on neuroinflammatory diseases, combined with a clinical position as a specialist trained physician in Neurology at Danderyd hospital

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Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital

- with focus on research

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The department of clinical sciences, Danderyd hospital (KI-DS) was established in its current form 1993. Annually, about 400 students undergo their basic medical training at KI DS, including the units of surgery and urology, anesthesiology and intensive care, radiology, internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology, clinical chemistry, obstetrics and gynecology as well as orthopedic surgery. The department conducts clinical research in several different areas with a focus on diseases frequently treated at the hospital. The department has about 90 registered PhD candidates and annually about 10 defend their dissertations for a doctoral degree in medicine. Approximately 200-250 articles are published annually in international peer-review journals. The department annually provides several courses for specialist competence in various subjects as well as further education courses for specialists and postgraduate courses.

The department of Neurology at Danderyd hospital is a large unit with extensive activities. The unit conducts research focusing on diseases according to the hospital’s patient assignments (Neurology), including stroke and neuroinflammatory disease, mainly multiple sclerosis (MS), as well as clinical training in Neurology for medical students.

Description of the subject area

Neurology with focus on neuroinflammatory diseases, MS in particular.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research. The department of Neurology at Danderyd hospital has a growing research activity with research supervisors, PhD candidates and a research unit with research nurses.

The department now wants to recruit a professor who will lead and continue to develop research and having overall responsibility for the education in neurology at Danderyd hospital. The research shall be focused on neuroinflammatory diseases, mainly MS. The holder of the position will lead the USV unit at the department of Neurology. The position is intended to be divided as 50% employment at Karolinska Institutet as a professor, and 50% as a specialist trained physician in neurology at the department of Neurology at Danderyd hospital.

Eligibility requirements

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

The holder of the position must have extensive experience in research on neuroinflammatory diseases, MS in particular. The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician in Neurology at Danderyd hospital and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in Neurology, or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare’s requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden.

Since the employment requires collaboration with other hospitals in the county and country, the holder must have documented experience of collaboration between different hospitals and of leading research activities.

Since the position includes patient contact the applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish corresponding to the C1 level according to the common European reference scale (CERS).

Assessment criteria

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (3), pedagogical expertise (2), 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 3.1.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience to lead randomized clinical studies.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Principal applicant for long-term ongoing research grant in national competition and/or international competition where the project has been assessed by peer review.

The applicant 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. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

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. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Danderyd

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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 ( ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ). 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.

The clinical employment at Danderyd Hospital requires specialist certificate(s) to be attached to the application.

The level of clinical employment (Senior Consultant, Senior Registrar or Specialist Trained Physician) is determined by Danderyd Hospital before the decision of employment is made.

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Type of employment

  • Tomas Jernberg, Head of Department KI DS,
  • Christina Sjöstrand, Danderyd hospital,

  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Claes Frostell, SACO, 073-962 01 83,

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