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Research school for clinicians in psychiatry (KI-SLL)

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm County Council (SLL) are offering a research school in clinical psychiatry for doctoral students working in the SLL’s area of activity. The aim of the research school is to teach current knowledge of psychopathogenic mechanisms and to provide more advanced training in research methods, with an emphasis on quantitative methodology, in the field of psychiatry for clinical active doctoral students within the field.

Call for applications

12 places are available, deadline for applications has passed. Notification of admission will be given by the end of May 2019 at the latest.

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 doctoral students 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.

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 start during autumn 2019. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Katarzyna Kumanowska.

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 that lasts the duration of the research school period
  • 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

The applicants’ places of work will also be factored in so as to achieve a fair spread across hospitals and SLL’s area of activity. KI’s equal opportunity targets will also be taken in account.

Applications

You 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
  • 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 2019. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Katarzyna Kumanowska.).

Deadline for applications is passed for the current periods.

Course periods

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

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 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 2017
From T0
Block 1 2017-09-18 2017-10-13
Block 2 2018-01-22 2018-02-16
Block 3 2018-09-17 2018-10-12
Block 4 2019-01-21 2019-02-15

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, including psychiatric research methods within genetics, neurobiology and brain imaging

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
  • conduct data-gathering procedures
  • analyse data, independently and with statisticians
  • interpret results
  • write scientific reports
  • critically review publications.

Contact

Kristoffer Månsson

Study Director

Katarzyna Kumanowska

Administrative officer