Karolinska Institutet Region Stockholm Research school for clinicians in epidemiology

Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Region Stockholm are offering a research school in epidemiology and research methods for clinicians. The aim of the research school is to provide more advanced training in quantitative research methods for clinically active individuals with an interest in research.

Call for applications

28 places are available for the next research school starting in September 2021. The deadline for applications is on the 9th of March 2021. Notification of admission will be given by the end of May 2021 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 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.

The applicant must be admitted to doctoral education at KI or become admitted to doctoral education at latest three weeks before the course starts autumn 2021. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Eva Willis.

Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • 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 by Region Stockholm or a partnered care provider
  • 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

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 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 2021. After admission, complementary documentation of admission shall be sent to administrative officer Eva Willis).

Send your application to:

REGISTRATORSKONTORET
Label the envelope with reference code 3-5406/2020 
Karolinska Institutet
171 77 STOCKHOLM

Course periods

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

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 that commence 2021

Timeframe research school 2021
Date from Date to
Block 1 2021-09-13 2021-10-08
Block 2 2022-01-24 2022-02-18
Block 3 2022-09-12 2022-10-07
Block 4 2023-01-23 2023-02-17

The research school that commenced 2020

Timeframe research school 2020
Date from Date 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 2022-04-08

The research school, which is to be completed in its entirety, includes the obligatory courses for doctoral students at Karolinska Institutet (according to the General syllabus for doctoral education in the subject of Medical Science), as well as more advanced training of research methods, with an emphasis on epidemiological methods and biostatistics. The education require knowledge in Swedish and English.

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

Contact

For further details, contact:

Anna Sandström

Research school director

Eva Willis

Administrative officer