Senior Lecturer in Oral Biomedicine

Karolinska Institute Department of Dental Medicine


Senior Lecturer in Oral Biomedicine


- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Dental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet provides undergraduate education for dental - , dental hygienist - and postgraduate students as well as master and doctoral studies. The Oral Diagnostics and Surgery Unit provides undergraduate training in oral biomedicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral radiology, and orofacial medicine. 

Since this is a diversified unit, we conduct meaningful research in a number of areas, for example various tumor diseases in the oral cavity and oral side-effects of bone marrow transplantation, oral health of the elderly, and diagnostic imaging. 

We collaborate closely with the Oral Diagnostics Clinic at the University Dental Clinic where clinical training takes place. About twenty teachers and researchers work at the unit.

Our goal is to increase knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of oral and maxillofacial diseases amongst different patient groups in order to improve diagnostics and rehabilitation, and thereby contribute to better oral health and quality of life. We achieve this by promoting high quality research and teaching with active doctoral student supervision in strong research teams, and with modern, student-oriented teaching methods in undergraduate education. We also strive to provide a good work environment for the division’s employees.

Your mission

The focus for the employment is on education and research.

We are looking for a person who is passionate about developing education and research within the field of oral biomedicine. The position involves both theoretical teaching and overall planning of teaching as well as development of courses and study programmes offered at undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels of education. As well as conducting research, you will be responsible for the important task of strengthening links between research and education. The position as Senior Lecturer also includes supervision of doctoral students and postdocs, and the advancement of the oral biomedicine discipline. Finally, you will work with applications for research funding. 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills. 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.

Knowledge of Swedish and English is a requirement.

The applicant should be at associate professor level, or equivalent, in oral biomedicine or adjacent fields and have experience of the following:

  • develop and run education at undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels
  • teaching oral biomedicine at a dental faculty or department
  • develop and lead a research group in oral biomedicine that includes translational research
  • acquired research funding in competition during the last 5 years

Bases of assessment

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (2), educational expertise (3), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

  • It is of the utmost importance that the applicant can show an educational skill in the subject as well as an interest in educational development.
  • It is a merit that the applicant has shown skill and ability to integrate with the surrounding society and communicated the importance of the subject in a broader perspective.

During the assessment of the applicants we weigh the personal capacities high, such as good planning ability and co-operation ability.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, KI 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: Flemingsberg

Department of Dental Medicine


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://

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

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6164/2019
Head of Department Mats Trulsson,
Union representative
Nikolaos Christidis,SACO, 070-037 49 67
Johanna Karro, OFR/ST, 08-52488801
Published 14.Jan.2020
Last application date 11.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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