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Karolinska Institutet & Region Stockholm Research school for clinicians in molecular medicine

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Region Stockholm invite applications for the research school for clinicians in molecular medicine. We present a course program in research methodology focusing on translational experimental research for clinical staff with interest in research. The course curriculum includes courses in basic science methodology as well as courses in translational medicine, covering both theory and practice, over 4 weeks course periods, one period per semester.

Call for applications

The call opens at January 10th  2020 and last day to apply is March 10th. All applicants will receive a decision no later than the end of May.

Who can apply?

The course program is designed for clinical employees in Region Stockholm, with an already on-going PhD training at Karolinska Institutet, or expected to be admitted as doctoral students no later than three weeks before the course begins. Admitted doctoral students should not already have passed 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 at the time of application has not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI, 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 (i.e. 13 October).

Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • a clinically active physician, dentist or other clinical professional with equivalent basic education in physiology, medical chemistry, cell biology and molecular biology
  • affiliated to Region Stockholm or partnered care provider through a permanent position, a research residency block or other position at leasts that lasts the duration of the research school period by Region Stockholm or a partnered care provider
  • 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 has not yet been admitted to doctoral education at KI. (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 Jeanette Öhrman).

Send your application to:

REGISTRATORSKONTORET
Label the envelope with reference code 3-4925/2019
Karolinska Institutet
171 77 STOCKHOLM

The application must reach Registrator no later than 10 March 2020. Alternatively, you can put your application in the mail box at Nobels väg 5 (KI Solna Campus) no later than 10 March 2020.

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 training program, which starts in the fall of 2020, will comprise a total of 16 weeks of full-time study (24 credits) and last for two years, divided into four blocks each of four weeks. The postgraduate courses included in the program include general science courses (statistics, ethics, presentation technology, etc.) to fulfill the requirements for dissertation at KI, and partly subject-oriented courses. The subject-oriented courses - where several courses contain practical laboratory elements - aim to give an orientation on the most common biomedical methods, and the theoretical background to them. But it is equally important to give an understanding of how they, with their advantages and disadvantages, can be used in clinically oriented research projects, with examples from different research areas. A basic course in epidemiological research methodology is also included to facilitate collaborations with this research branch. An important element of the education program is the course in grant applications that will provide better conditions for financing research activities after completing postgraduate education.

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

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 2018

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

Contact

For further details, contact:

Erik Sundström
Director of studies
Telephone: 070-8831979