Karolinska Institutet

Professor in Hematology combined with employment as specialist physician at Karolinska University Hospital

2024-07-29 (Europe/Stockholm)
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- with focus on research

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The Department of Medicine Huddinge (MedH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) is looking for a Professor of Hematology combined with a position at Karolinska University Hospital. With this recruitment, we want to strengthen the research in the subject of hematology at the department and ensure continuity within the department.

Description of the subject area

Haematology is a large and important clinical area within Karolinska University Hospital with a strong connection to both internal medicine and the field of cancer. Diseases include both benign, often genetic, diseases and various forms of blood cancer. The clinical part in Huddinge is home to the Nordic region's largest operations for acute myeloid leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloma, and allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

The rapid development of molecular cancer treatment in recent years, internationally and at KI, is largely based on research in hematological cancer. Precision medicine has its origins in haematology, especially the translational part, when hematological tumour cells were initially easier to access, and research compared to cancer cells from solid tumours in other organs. Hematological research and precision medicine at MedH are at the forefront of this development, and for some forms of leukaemia have been leading the way in identifying specific mutations and establishing new treatment principles based on this.

Within Flemingsberg's campus, the translational research tradition in haematology is strong and is conducted within the Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM). HERM currently houses 16 research groups in hematology, hematopoiesis, stem cell research, immunology and transfusion medicine and has worked actively to recruit and support younger researchers, and further recruitments are underway to strengthen the experimental part of hematology. HERM is in the Neo building in Flemingsberg, where four important core facilities are also housed: the MedH FACS facility, the single-cell sequencing facility SICOF, the genomics facility BEA and the imaging facility LCI. This provides excellent conditions for HERM's research groups to conduct high-quality research at the international forefront.

Your mission

We intend to recruit a clinically active person with well-developed translational research activities at the international forefront for this professorship. You are expected to take a leading role in HERM's future development in translational hematological research. It is also important that you are an experienced teacher, as it is important that both undergraduate and postgraduate education are strengthened in this area. You are also expected to work to ensure that KI maintains and further develops its international network in the field.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Professor with focus on research the applicant must have demonstrated good pedagogical expertise and excellent scientific expertise and, clinical expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).The position will be combined with a clinical position as a specialist physician, assistant consultant, or senior consultant in hematology at the Medical Unit Hematology, Karolinska University Hospital and therefore you must hold a Swedish medical license and specialist certificate in hematology and fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare's requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden.

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 weigh 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 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

Documented experience of clinical work in myeloid hematology is meritorious, as the translational research activities at HERM and Flemingsberg are centered around this part of the subject. Experience of working in translational research environments is meritorious, especially if the applicant has had a leading role in such activities.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Publications in prominent journals in the field of hematology, especially as a last author of original studies
  • International collaboration in the field of hematological research
  • Experience of clinical work in haematology, especially in myeloid leukaemia
  • Experience of working in translational haematological research environments

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Pedagogical activities in medical education at different levels, especially in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Successful academic leadership in hematological research or clinical practice

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. Here, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Flemingsberg

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Department of Medicine, Huddinge | Karolinska Institutet (ki.se)



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.

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.

For the clinical employment at Karolinska University Hospital:

To obtain an employment as at least specialist physician (chief physician, assistant chief physician, specialist physician) at Karolinska University Hospital, assessment of the applicant’s clinical qualifications by the hospital’s Expert Committee is mandatory.

Hence, the documents listed below are required for determining the correct service level.

*including specialist certificate(s) from other countries
**when applicable

Link to criteria for specialist physician at Karolinska University Hospital (in Swedish)

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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
Full-time equivalent: 100
City: Huddinge
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-4626/2023
  1. Petter Höglund, petter.hoglund@ki.se,
  2. Maria Magnusson, maria.s.magnusson@regionstockholm.se
Union representative:
  1. Belinda Pannagel, SACObelinda.pannagel@ki.se, SidinhLuc,SACO,sidinh.luc@ki.se
  2. Mari Gilljam, OFR, mari.gilljam@ki.se,
  3. Per Broliden, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, per.broliden@regionstockholm.se
Published: 2024-06-17
Last application date: 2024-07-29

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Professor in Hematology combined with employment as specialist physician at Karolinska University Hospital
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-07-29 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-07-29 23:59 (CET)
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