Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine combined with position as specialist qualified physician at the Karolinska University Hospital

WorkplaceStockholm, Södermanland, Sweden

Professor in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine combined with position as specialist qualified physician at the Karolinska University Hospital

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Departement for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

- with focus on research


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The division for Anesthesia and Intensive care at CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet is closely connected to the clinical service within Function Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care (PMI) at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge. We have a broad array of research and educational programs within perioperative and intensive care. PMI is one of the most productive academic units in Sweden. 

The division is currently led by a professor in Experimental Anesthesiology and Intensive Care with a basic science background which is unique within our field and has improved translational approaches in our clinical research. We are now looking for a clinical professor to strengthen the clinical research and education. We have a broad array of patient groups within perioperative medicine and intensive care that provide excellent opportunities for clinical research and education. The clinical services are well connected to advanced academic infrastructures to provide a unique environment for cutting edge clinical science and education.

Description of the subject area

The Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC) are fundamental for the interface to academic medicine and health care. History demonstrates that breakthrough research is often hard to predict. However, a strong interface between academia and healthcare is essential and enables new better and more efficient treatment for patients.

The research at the Division for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care covers front-line programs on patient safety, sepsis and infection, risk prediction and prevention in the perioperative period and metabolism and nutrition in the ICU and perioperative period. Research questions are mechanistic, explorative, and addressing clinical effectiveness/efficacy. The latter are investigated in both randomized controlled clinical trials or relevant patient registers and databases.

The academic activities are based on a well-established infrastructure with seminaries and a clinical research unit connected to an advanced experimental laboratory unit. The clinical research unit is staffed with two experienced research nurses that supports and coordinates planned and ongoing clinical studies including large RCTs. The laboratory provides a broad range of analytical technologies from PCR to mass spectrometry and has in addition well established collaboration with several other research laboratories at Karolinska Institutet and internationally. Within PMI there is also a shared unit for outcomes and epidemiology research. In addition, experimental and clinical research units are established at the corresponding clinical and academic organization at PMI Solna.

Your mission

The applicant is expected to perform clinical and translational research and to initiate, maintain and develop active research collaboration on a national as well as an international level and actively apply for research funding.

The applicant is expected to participate in education including clinical education according to specifications for university teaching and in pedagogical development and effectivization. The applicant is supposed to participate in collegial meetings at PMI. The applicant is also expected to contribute to undergraduate and doctoral education in Anesthesia and Intensive care.

The position will be combined with clinical duties as physician with specialization in Anesthesia and Intensive care at Function PMI at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge.

Eligibility requirements

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

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, or corresponding competence, 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 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

  • National and international research funding as PI
  • Experience with translational research
  • Experience with organizing courses

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Collaboration with different specialities
  • Active within committees in international societies
  • Invited speaker at international congresses

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: Flemingsberg

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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">?" 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.

Clinical position at Karolinska University Hospital:

To obtain position as specialist doctor (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.

  • Swedish specialist certificate(s) issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare, as well as specialist certificate(s) from other countries than Sweden.

Link to criteria for specialist doctor at Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset (in Swedish).

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Type of employment
Permanent position

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
Upon agreement

Monthly salary

Number of positions

Working hours
100 %


Stockholms län


Reference number
STÖD 2-4226/2021

  • Olav Rooijackers,,0739661645

Union representative
  • Wietze de Vries, SACO, 08-52484057,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Christina Hammarstedt, OFR, 08-52484625


Last application date
31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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