Information about the recruitment of new head at Labmed

Welcome! This is a live page where we will continuously update information about the process regarding the recruitment of a new Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine (Labmed).

Photo of Jonas Fuxe, Senior researcher, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology
Jonas Fuxe, Senior researcher, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Pathology Photo: Filippa Fuxe


New head of department at the Department of Laboratory Medicine from 1 januari, 2023.

Jan Bolinder, former Head of Department at the Department of Medicine Huddinge, has been commissioned by Dean of Southern Campus, Maria Eriksdotter, to lead the recruitment process for a successor to Matti Sällberg, who resigns as Head of Department for the Department of Laboratory Medicine on 31 December, 2022.

The mandate covers 5 years and can be extended by 3-year periods thereafter.

Step 1 - recruitment group

The chairman has appointed a recruitment group with the task of deciding a requirements profile for the role. Duscussion and confirmation of the recruitment group members and the requirements profile took place with student representatives, department representatives and union representatives on 25 February.

The recruitment group

Jan Bolinder, chairman
Jenny Degerholm Langsmo, secretary
Peter Bergman, member
Robert Månsson, member
Anna Karlsson, member
Joachim Lundahl, adjunct from Karolinska Hospital
Maria Eriksdotter, Dean of Southern Campus, adjunct

Step 2 - open nomination

The nomination period is closed.

Between April 19 - May 1, there was an open nomination period. All employees and affiliates within the Department of Laboratory Medicine could nominate* candidates they consider suitable for the task as Head of Department according to the established requirements profile (only in Swedish)

*) Nomination means that you are proposing a candidate, it is not a voting procedure.

Step 3 - open hearing

On June 2 at 14.00 in lecture hall 4U Solen, floor 4, we had an open hearing with the two candidates selected by the recruitment group. All department employees, Dean of Southern Campus, HR manager, union representatives and student representatives were invited to listen and ask questions to the candidates. An Outlook invitation was sent out on May 4, 2022.

The hearing was in Swedish with the possibility to ask questions in English.

Programme for the hearing. (in Swedish)

Two candidates selected for the hearing on June 2

On May 18, the recruitment group had interviews with five candidates who met the requirements profile and were considered suitable for the position as new Head of Department at Labmed. After the interviews, two candidates were selected to proceed with the process and be allowed to present themselves and answer questions at the open hearing on June 2.

The two selected candidates are:

Jonas Fuxe, Division of Pathology.

Mikael Björnstedt, Division of Pathology.

Step 4 - report to the dean

The chairman of the recruitment group has handed over a report to the Dean of Southern Campus about the work the group has done. 

Step 5 - interviews

The final candidates have been interviewed by Dean of Southern Campus and HR specialist, and have undergone individual personal assessments.

Step 6 - decision

The KI President decides on a new Head of Department on September 6. The decision will be communicated to all staff at the department.