1-2 Senior Lecturers in Epidemiology

WorkplaceStockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors, database administrators and administrative staff; in total approximately 250 full-time equivalent employees. The department is located at the Solna campus. For more information, see ki.se/en/meb

Part of the success of our department is due to our common research infrastructure and collaborative spirit. Researchers at the department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., research administration, IT, database administration, and an applied biostatistics group). Only researchers who are interested in this model should consider applying.

Description of the subject area

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in populations. Research at MEB builds heavily on the unique Swedish prerequisites for epidemiological research, including a long tradition of using individually linked health registers and biobank collections. Our department has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, life science, pediatric, pharmaco, and geriatric epidemiology, precision medicine, epidemiological methods, and biostatistics.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research. We are hoping to strengthen our faculty by recruiting epidemiologists considered world class researchers in any area of epidemiology. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to stimulate and develop growth in their area of epidemiology. We assume the successful candidate(s) will continue to conduct research within their established research area, but also explore new research opportunities. Supervision of doctoral students and some teaching in the department’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs is expected. The senior lecturer is also expected to contribute to academic leadership and be engaged in the development of the department. Depending on professional background, the employment can potentially be combined with clinical duties.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer with focus on research, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated good pedagogical expertise and excellent scientific expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

Assessment criteria 

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (3), pedagogical expertise (2) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2) .

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.2.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has: 

  • Conducted, in recent years, research of high quality in epidemiology, and demonstrated the potential to continue to conduct research of high quality.

  • Published high-quality peer-reviewed research in epidemiology and occupy a prominent place in the list of authors.
  • Been the principal recipient of funding for research in epidemiology, granted in national or international competition, during the last five-year-period and have the potential to secure further funding.

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: Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics


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 ( ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fki.se%2Fqualificationsportfolio&module=jobs&id=2321180" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fki.se%2Fqualificationsportfolio&module=jobs&id=2321180" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio ). 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.

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Type of employment
Permanent position

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
According to the agreement

Monthly salary according to the agreement

Number of positions

Working hours


Stockholms län


Reference number
STÖD 2-750/2022

  • Vice Head of Department Paul Dickman, paul.dickmanki.se

Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO, ann.almqvistki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wollingki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.anderssonki.se


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

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In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2321180.