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Doctoral (PhD) student position in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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Doctoral (PhD) student position in Epidemiology at Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Workplace:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden

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Qualification Details

In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree), or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

- Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

(A) and (B) can only be certified by the documentation requirement for doctoral education.

Skills and personal qualities

The position will require a university degree in public health or epidemiology, with research experience. Experience in public health related work on COVID-19, and analyses of data from the Swedish health and population registers will be considered as strengths. Knowledge of Swedish is necessary as analyses include medical record data. Personal qualities for the role include being independent, structured, performance-oriented and with strong analytical abilities.

Responsibilities/Job Description

At the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Solna, we perform research and education in infectious diseases in close collaboration with the Karolinska University Hospital. The research is translational, and involves clinical, epidemiological and experimental research in areas such as sepsis, pneumonia, meningitis, covid-19, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, antibiotic resistance, and healthcare associated infections.

Our research group (Pontus Naucler) has built a unique cohort where we follow health consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic for the population of Region Stockholm, through extensive registry linkages. We are a group the consists of senior researchers, postdocs, PhD and master students that perform high-quality epidemiological studies on Covid-19.

The student will perform epidemiological studies of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccination. The doctoral project will be a mix of network analyses, epidemiology and biostatistics. The successful applicant will be supervised by Pontus Naucler (Lecturer in Epidemiology), Jan Albert (Professor of Infectious Disease Control) and Fredrik Liljeros (Professor in Sociology)

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-3645/2022

Application Procedure

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions. We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter and a curriculum vitae
  • Degree projects and previous publications, if any
  • Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above
  • Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
  • Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection

A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment:

  • Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
  • Analytical skill
  • Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

Note or Other details

The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 4 years full-time.

The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Pontus Naucler


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Published on: | Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team