Professor in Epidemiology with Focus on Research

Stockholm, Sweden
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, The Institute of Environmental Medicine

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.


The employment has a focus on research. The ideal candidate is expected to strengthen and further develop research in epidemiology at IMM. She/he will be developing research aimed at investigating environmental factors (in a broad sense) in relation to the health of individuals. Some teaching in epidemiology at graduate and/or postgraduate level at Karolinska Institutet will be part of the duties. The position can be combined with clinical work.

Eligibility requirements 

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The ideal candidate will have a strong international research profile in epidemiology and advanced epidemiologic methods, as documented by the number and quality of papers published in international journals with high impact during the last five to seven years. The applicant must have received substantial external research funding as main applicant over the last five years. Applicants must have well-documented leadership and collaboration experience. The applicant must show successful main supervision of doctoral students.

Bases of assessment 

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (1), and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

Experience from collaboration within interdisciplinary research and health-risk assessment is meritorious.

The appointee must have undergone 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or having otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge. 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 candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at Karolinska Institutet.

Application process 

An application must contain the following documents in English curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefore be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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    Permanent position
Contract type    Full time
First day of employment    Upon agreement
Salary    Monthly salary
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100%
City    Solna
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-4290/2018

  • Ulla Stenius, Professor/Head of Department:,, +46 8 524 878 72
  • Maria Feychting, Professor:,, +46 8 524 874 65

Union representative    

  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, +46 70-173 85 75 /
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, +46 8-524 875 79 /

Published    13.Nov.2018
Last application date    14.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET