The Karolinska Institutet Department of Clinical Science and Education Södersjukhuset (KI SÖS) has a long tradition of clinical research. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SÖS is one of Sweden’s largest clinics within its field. The research within obstetrics and gynecology is extensive and focused on childbirth as well as diagnostics and treatment of gynecological common diseases. We are looking for an academic leader for research.

Description of the subject area

Clinical research within obstetrics and gynecology with emphasis on imaging.

Your mission

The employment as Professor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology involves an overall responsibility for research within the field at KI SÖS. The employment includes actively stimulating the ongoing obstetrical and gynecological clinical research. The applicant is expected to conduct active clinical research within obstetrical or gynecological imaging. Furthermore, the employee is expected to contribute to education of obstetrics and gynecology within the medical program. An important part of the work will be to develop an academical leadership within obstetrical and gynecological research and education at KI SÖS.

The Professorship will be combined with clinical duty as specialist trained physician at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Södersjukhuset, where clinical experience and knowledge is of great importance to be able to organize the clinical education and research in the best way possible. The employment involves 50% clinical work and 50% teaching and research.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Professor with focus on research the applicant must have demonstrated good pedagogical expertise; excellent scientific expertise; management, development and collaborative skills; and clinical expertise (see the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The applicant must have experience of clinical education within medical programs, clinical work and supervision on different levels.

The applicant must demonstrate documented experience of obstetrical and/or gynecological imaging research, having obtained research funding in national competition as well as being able to demonstrate collaborations regarding imaging with other universities, nationally and internationally.

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Södersjukhuset and therefore the candidate must have an MD with specialist competence in obstetrics and gynecology or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare’s requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden. If the appointee fulfills Södersjukhuset’s requirements for employment as Senior Registrar or Senior Consultant, the appointee can be offered this position.

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

Assessment criteria

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

For employment as Professor at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.1.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

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 applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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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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 ( 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.

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 application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

The clinical employment at Södersjukhuset requires specialist certificate(s) to be attached to the application.

The level of clinical employment (Senior Consultant, Senior Registrar or Specialist Trained Physician) is determined by Södersjukhuset before the decision of employment is made.

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Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberSTÖD 2-2020/2021
ContactPer Tornvall, Head of Deparment, per.tornvall@ki.seMaria Sjöstrand, Södersjukhuset ,
Union representativeClaes Frostell, SACO,
Last application date16.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET
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