Specialist in Implant Ethics

Stockholm, Sweden
12 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Karolinska Institutet

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) works within some of the key areas important to fulfilling the motto of Karolinska Institutet ´to improve human health´. We focus on research, development and education in the following areas: medical and healthcare education, informatics, management, ethics, and suicide prevention. LIME has about 150 employees and is located in new premises in Solna Campus. ki.se/lime


In the research group for Healthcare Ethics, CHE research is performed on the ethical problems that arise in the professional activities of the various healthcare professions as well as the ethical issues connected with the use, development and testing of technologies and methods for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The research area also includes decisions by policy-makers on healthcare and prevention. Within its area, the unit conducts research, education, and information. Its research includes applied projects as well as more fundamental projects that aim at a deeper understanding of ethical problems connected with healthcare and biomedical research.


The specialist will be responsible for developing the unit’s research on the ethics of medical implants in the central nervous system. This research will cover the major types of such implants that are in use or in a development stage approaching clinical use. It will also cover the whole spectrum of ethical aspects, including personality changes, enhancements, informed consent, and social and cultural effects. Issues concerning patient safety and security will have a central role. The specialist will be responsible for initiating and developing clinical co-operations in the area and for ensuring that the results of this research are published internationally and also be made available to the relevant communities of clinicians.

Entry requirements

The applicant should have a PhD in philosophy or ethics. Considerable experience from research in medical ethics, as documented in international publications, is required. Studies in implant ethics are of special interest as well as the ethical aspects of medical risk assessment. Research competence in the philosophy of medicine and/or medical applications of the philosophy of science are qualifying competences.

Application process

The application is to be submitted in Varbi recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment    Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type    Part-time
First day of employment    Enligt överenskommelse
Salary    Månadslön
Working hours    50 %
City    Stockholm
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-6258/2018
Contact    Gert Helgesson, Professor, 08-524 837 67
Union representative    

  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Marcus Ivan Stjernström, OFR-S, 08-524 866 63, marcus.ivan.stjernstrom@ki.se

Published    07.Nov.2018
Last application date    17.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET