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Karolinska Institutet

Professor in Ophthalmology combined with a position as specialist competent doctor at St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm

Publicerad 2018-02-09 15:44
Sista ansökningsdatum: 2018-03-06

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.
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Research area

Ophthalmology is a broad research area from biomedical mechanisms in the eye and brain over surgical interventions of eye disease to visual perception. The purpose of this recruitment is to strengthen the translational aspect of the development in the field. The Department of Clinical Neuroscience with its section of ophthalmology and vision has an extensive and very successful line of research in the field of ophthalmology and optometry. The section of Ophthalmology and vision has a comprehensive assignment in education and is responsible for the ophthalmology training for medical students, optometry students and several other educations such as ophthalmic nurses and orthoptists. The education is performed both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Department now wishes to perpetuate its scientific and educational position in the field since one of the current professors and the head of section is going to retire.


The successful applicant will conduct research and education (both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level) within different programs at the department. The candidate is expected to fund part of the research with external grants. The position includes relevant teaching within the department's assignment. The holder shall promote research in the area of ophthalmology through actions in research as well as participating in international cooperation. The position can be combined with other duties such as the being the head of the Division of Ophthalmology and Vision at the department. The position is a thought to be a combined employment with clinical duties at specialist level in ophthalmology.

Entry requirements

We are looking for a researcher with high competence in research and with a great commitment and interest in developing the field of ophthalmology. Applicants should be a nationally leading and internationally established researcher in the field. Applicants must have high quality publications in leading international journals over the past ten years, have documented national and international collaborations and have the potential to become one of the leading international researchers in the field.

Applicants must have received significant research funding as research leaders in national and international competition over the past five years and have the potential to ensure additional funding in the research area. Documented supervision of doctoral students and postdocs, a very good teaching ability, experience in management and development assignments, and formal leadership training are credible.

Since the position is a combined employment the applicants must have a very thorough clinical expertise within the field of ophthalmology.

Bases of assessment

The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (2), clinical expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (3).

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country's broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4454/2017

Last application date 06.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET



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