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Assistant Professor in Psychology focus on behavioral informatics – Oct 2021

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Division Health Informatics Center at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in psychology with focus on behavioral informatics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 27, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 5 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Division Health Informatics Center
Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME)
Karolinska Institute (KI)

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Qualification Details

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD in applied psychology or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor.

Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist.

Special grounds refer to:

  • parental leave,
  • positions of trust in trade union organizations
  • mandatory service in the total defense forces
  • long-term illness
  • general medical internship (maximum 24 months)
  • specialist medical residency for clinically active professionals (maximum 24 months).

Ground, dates and extent must be clearly specified in the application and verified with relevant documentation.

Bases of assessment

For Assistant Professor with focus on education and research:

Pedagogical and scientific expertise will be most important when assessing applicants. The scientific assessment will be based on a number and quality of peer-reviewed scientific publications in established international scientific journals as first and/or senior author within the field of applied psychology and stress-related mental health problems. Documented expertise in advanced statistical modelling of questionnaire and behavioral data is required. Regarding the pedagogical expertise, experience in various forms of teaching for different groups within the field of data management, statistics, psychometrics, and health informatics is required. Pedagogical management assignments as course director/leader at first-, second-, or third-cycle level, as well as independent responsibility for planning, implementation, and evaluation of teaching with documented high levels of quality is an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As Assistant Professor you will lead research regarding ways in which behavioral data can be used to optimize health interventions targeting work-related stress and improving workers’ well-being. The work mainly consists of tasks such as:

  • Leading a small organizational unit and have project responsibility
  • Appling for research funding
  • Writing scientific publications and informing about research and research results
  • Leading and coordinating the development of new analysis methods
  • Initiating and pursuing national and international collaborations in the field
  • Participating in postgraduate education

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: STÖD 2-4336/2021
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Documents Required

We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

About the Department

The activities at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) include education and research in systems, leadership and management in health care, lifelong learning for healthcare professionals, ethics and policy issues related to health care and research, health care information systems, social innovation and suicide prevention. We run three master's programmes and several executive and professional education courses. We collaborate with Region Stockholm, various authorities and companies, as well as with patient organizations. Read more about LIME.

Within the division Health Informatics Center, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely together with cutting edge researchers in the intersection between healthcare organization and technology. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level as well as be engaged in postgraduate education in health informatics at master and doctoral level. Read more about HIC.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI)

Note or Other details

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.

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Contact details

Professor, Sabine Koch,

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