Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Professor in cardiology with focus on arrhythmology combined with a clinical position as specialist physician at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge

Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Stockholm, Sweden

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet (KI) Huddinge, is one of the fastest growing clinical departments at KI and home to translational research in all areas of internal medicine, including cardiology. The department is built up by seven units, containing a total of around 60 research groups, and conducts research, PhD training and runs basic education programs for medical doctors, nurses and in other relevant areas for the profession.

Cardiology is an established and large activity at KI and at the Karolinska University Hospital, both with regard to research and clinical activity. A clinical area that is rapidly expanding is advanced treatment of arrhythmias. Catheter ablation therapy is in a particularly strong development phase, and the Karolinska University Hospital is presently, with over 1500 treatments per year, the largest center in the Nordic countries for invasive electrophysiology. The clinical activity at the Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge is thus in the forefront and a strengthened research is needed to link clinical progress with improved diagnostics and clinical implementation on larger patient groups, and to spread new knowledge to society at large.

Your mission

The appointee is expected to conduct a competitive clinical research program in arrhytmology and at the same time take an overall responsibility for the academic development in cardiology in general, both within the department and in relation to the clinical activity in the hospital. Furthermore, it is expected that the candidate will take the responsibility to strengthen both PhD training and basic education in this dynamic area, and to develop KI’s international network in arrhytmology.

The Professorship will be combined with employment as a physician at the clinical cardiology unit, Theme Hjärta Kärl Neuro, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge. The level of clinical employment (e.g. senior consultant, specialist physician etc.) will be decided after the Karolinska University Hospital’s assessment mentioned below.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both 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 cardiology at Theme Hjärta Kärl Neuro, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge. The candidate must therefore have an MD with specialist competence in cardiology, or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare’s requirements for practicing medicine in Sweden.

Bases of assessment 

The Professorship 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).

We are looking for a person who can develop treatment of arrhythmias and the area of pacemaker- and ICD-treatment of patients with heart failure. High level of scientific skill within these areas of cardiology is therefore strongly meriting. Documented clinical experience of invasive electrophysiology is meriting, as well as an expressed ambition to bring the scientific activity in close contact with the clinical environment.

The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher education training in teaching (or have equivalent competence) in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher. 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.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet, Campus Flemingsberg


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

Clinical position at Karolinska University Hospital:
To obtain position as specialist doctor (överläkare, biträdande överläkare, specialistläkare) 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.

Link to criteria for positions as specialist doctor at Karolinska University Hospital (in Swedish).

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

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