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Senior Lecturer in Infectious diseases combined with a clinical position as a specialist – trained physician in infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital – Karolinska Institutet

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Senior Lecturer in infectious diseases combined with a clinical position as a specialist trained physician in infectious diseases at department of clinical sciences, Danderyd hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of clinical sciences, Danderyd hospital (KI-DS)

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills and clinical expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician in infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in infectious diseases, or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare's requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden.

Since the employment requires collaboration with other hospitals in the county, the holder must have documented experience of collaboration between different hospitals and of leading research activities.

Since the position includes patient contact the applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish corresponding to the C1 level according to the common European reference scale (CERS).

Bases of assessment 

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

It is particularly meritorious with experience in clinical treatment research in the area of infectious diseases. It is also particularly meritorious with experience in teaching and being responsible for student courses.

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 candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The employment has a focus on research. The department of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital has several research supervisors, PhD students and a research unit, with a research nurse, under development.

The department now wants to recruit a new Senior Lecturer who will lead and continue to develop research and having overall responsibility for the education in infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital. The holder of the position will lead the USV unit at the department of internal medicine and infectious diseases. The position is intended to be divided as 50% employment at Karolinska Institutet as a Senior Lecturer, and 50% as a specialist trained physician in infectious diseases at the department of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-214/2021

Application Procedure

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 (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.

For the clinical position at Danderyd Hospital, proof of MD with specialist competence is required, attached to the 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 level of clinical employment (Senior Consultant, Senior Registrar or Specialist Trained Physician) is determined by Danderyd Hospital before the decision of employment is made.

About the Department/Section/Group

The department of clinical sciences, Danderyd hospital (KI-DS) was established in its current form 1993. Annually, about 400 students undergo their basic medical training at KI DS, including the units of surgery and urology, anesthesiology and intensive care, radiology, internal medicine, cardiology and clinical physiology, clinical chemistry, obstetrics and gynecology as well as orthopedic surgery. The department conducts clinical research in several different areas with a focus on diseases frequently treated at the hospital. The department has about 90 registered PhD students and annually about 10 defend their dissertations for a doctoral degree in medicine. Approximately 200-250 articles are published annually in international peer-review journals. The department annually provides several courses for specialist competence in various subjects as well as further education courses for specialists and postgraduate courses.

The clinic of infectious diseases is a part of the department of internal medicine and infectious diseases at Danderyd hospital and has been growing fast during the last years with extensive inpatient and outpatient care. The unit conducts both research and education with a strong development in parallel with the clinical development.

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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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