Coordinator with a focus on applications, at the Centre for Health Crises

Updated: 2 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Global Public Health is an interdisciplinary department that works to deepen our knowledge of how a population’s health can be improved on a local, national, and global level. The aim of the research conducted at the department is to map determinators of health, develop and evaluate individually focused as well structural health initiatives, and provide a knowledge basis for guidelines and policies. Many of the researchers at the department are scientific advisors to public agencies and other decision makers at a regional, national and international level. There are nine research groups at the department, comprising some 85 doctoral students and around 140 employees.

The Centre for Health Crises was recently launched following an initiative from KI’s president and aims to increase the preparedness for future health crises, as well as strengthening response and resilience when new health crises arise. This is done by catalysing research collaborations, participating in the development of new education, gathering of existing - and building new - expertise within the area, and conducting policy work. Through our work we want to build the next generation of health crisis experts.

The Centre for Health Crises is headed by Director Johan von Schreeb, who is based at the Department of Global Public Health. There are also other expertise and support functions connected to the centre.

Your mission

The Centre for Health Crises is looking for a coordinator who will assist with monitoring grant announcements and will conduct grant applications. The role will include internal coordination, external monitoring and contact with collaboration partners. We are looking for someone with plenty of experience of writing applications, and who has basic competences in an area that is relevant for the theme of health crises.

Since the workload around applications will vary significantly over time, the position also includes other tasks. Examples of such are: developing the Centre’s internal and external networks, organising the announcement of seed-funding within KI, external monitoring of topics other than grant applications, and taking part in organising meetings and other activities. You will be part of a small, but tightly-knit team, and it is important that you are prepared for the fact that tasks might change at short notice, since it is part of the Centre’s mission is to act on global health emergencies. It is also important that you are able to work independently, are diligent and able to work under pressure and deliver on short-notice deadlines.

The position is full-time (with an option of part-time, no less than 50%, if desired), time limited for a year with a start date in January 2023.  

Your profile

We are looking for someone who fulfills the criteria listed below:

  • Master’s degree in a subject relevant to the theme of health crises
  • Proven experience of writing successful applications
  • Experience of coordination/project management
  • Is independent and takes their own initiatives
  • Is diligent and delivers on deadlines
  • Has very good skills in written and spoken English

We will place great value on personal attributes when appointing for the position.

It is a merit if you also have:

  • A PhD in a field relevant for the theme of health crises
  • Good spoken and written Swedish skills
  • Work experience from abroad, especially from low income countries
  • A large professional network, nationally and internationally.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna, Stockholm

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We are pleased to receive your application no later than the 18th of January

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system and requires a CV and a personal letter. Completing a relevant work test will be part of the application process.

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