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Karolinska Institutet Region Stockholm Research school for clinicians in epidemiology

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Region Stockholm are offering a research school in epidemiology and research methods for clinicians. The aim of the research school is to provide more advanced training in quantitative research methods for clinically active individuals with an interest in research.

Call for applications

The call opens at January 10th  2020 and deadline is March 10th. Up to 40 places are available. Notification of admission will be given at latest by the end of May.

Who can apply?

The research school aims at doctoral students at KI. Admitted doctoral students should not have completed their half-time review.

The research school is for clinically active individuals working for Region Stockholm. Applicants should be clinically affiliated through a permanent position, a research residency block or other position that lasts the duration of the research school period.

If the applicant has not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI at the time of application, the prospective principal supervisor shall estimate when the admission is planned to take place. The applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before the course starts autumn 2020. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Eva Willis.

Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • clinically active individuals working for Stockholm County Council. Applicants should be clinically affiliated through a permanent position, a research residency block or other position that lasts the duration of the research school period by SLL or a partnered care provider
  • a doctoral student at KI or expected to be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before course start

Assessment

Your application will be judged from two perspectives:

  • The project – scientific quality, feasibility and relevance
  • The applicant – experience and motivation

Applications

Your application is to be submitted in the original with 8 stapled copies.

Your application is to contain the following information in the order given:

  • Application form
  • CV (max two pages) in English
  • Description of your research plan (max three pages) in English
  • Reasons for applying (why you want and need to take this particular research school) in English
  • Testimony in English from a supervisor confirming your suitability and need for the research school
  • Testimony from your clinical manager that you will be granted leave to attend the research school
  • LADOK extracts showing doctoral courses completed
  • If applicable, a complementary description of the prospective supervisor is needed if the applicant have not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI. (The applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before the course start during autumn 2020. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Eva Willis).

Send your application to:

REGISTRATORSKONTORET
Label the envelope with reference code 3-4924/2019
Karolinska Institutet
171 77 STOCKHOLM

Course periods

The research school reimburses each participant’s clinic a sum of SEK 6,748 + salary-related costs per week during the course periods on condition that the clinical manager (or his/her equivalent) testifies that the participant will be granted paid leave for each course period. During the course periods there will be no time or opportunity for any parallel clinical work.

The research school commencing 2020

The research school, which is to be completed in its entirety, includes the obligatory courses for doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet, as well as more advanced training of research methods, with an emphasis on epidemiological methods and biostatistics.

The research school 2020
From To
Block 1 2020-11-02 2020-11-27
Block 2 2021-03-08 2021-03-31
Block 3 2021-11-08 2021-12-03
Block 4 2022-03-14 2022-04-18

The research school commencing 2019

The research school commencing 2019 comprises a total of 16 weeks of full-time study (24 credits) over two years, divided into four four-week blocks (see below).

The research school 2019 From To
Block 1 2019-09-16 2019-10-11
Block 2 2020-01-20 2020-02-14
Block 3 2020-09-14 2020-10-09
Block 4 2021-01-25 2021-02-19

The research school commencing 2018

The research school commencing autumn 2018 comprises a total of 16 weeks of full-time study (24 credits) over two years, divided into four four-week blocks.

The research school 2018 From To
Block 1 2018-11-05 2018-11-30
Block 2 2019-03-11 2019-04-05
Block 3 2019-11-04 2019-11-29
Block 4 2020-03-09 2020-04-03

After completing the research school, participants are expected to be able to:

  • formulate specific scientific hypotheses
  • design clinical experimental and observational studies
  • compose applications for research grants and to ethical review boards
  • analyse data, independently and with statisticians
  • interpret results
  • write scientific reports
  • critically review publications.

Contact

For further details, contact:

Fredrik Baecklund

Affiliated to research