Research education at Labmed
At the Department of Laboratory Medicine (LabMed) there are about 80 doctoral or licentiate students and about 150 supervisors and co-supervisors. The purpose of this webpage is to provide a department specific portal to research education information that is important for doctoral students and supervisors. Links below are to current information for all KI, which is followed by LabMed specific information. The LabMed-specific information is very important and you must be logged in to see it.
All information about courses, procedures, rules and regulations can be accessed at https://staff.ki.se/doctoral-education.
Funding for doctoral students
Most doctoral students are funded by external grants to the doctoral students or their supervisors or alternatively within the framework of their employment by external employers, such as Region Stockholm. KI does have some internal funds that can be applied for. In cases where KI has established agreements, doctoral students can be financed via scholarships – most notably the China Scholarship Council (CSC) program. In cases where Green Light decisions are required as part of funding applications (eg. KID and CSC applications), Green light applications must be submitted to the doctoral education administrator at least 1 week prior to the funding application deadline.
Admission of doctoral students
Admission of doctoral students takes place in 4 steps: establishment of a doctoral position, recruitment of a candidate, admission of the candidate to doctoral education at KI and subsequently writing of the Individual Study Plan (ISP). It can take up to 2-3 months to completion of the admission step so principal supervisors should initiate the process in good time. The necessary procedures are described at Admission to doctoral education at KI. Please note that you need to be logged in to access required LabMed specific information.
KI uses an online system for administration of doctoral/licentiate studies (Ladok). Among other things students must register for their doctoral studies each term and for all doctoral courses using Ladok. Information about Ladok is available here. The online Individual Study Plan (ISP) is a living document that allows the doctoral student, supervisors and others to follow the doctoral student’s progress. Some update information is added automatically (from Ladok) while other updates are added manually, eg. annual follow-ups. Information about Individual Study Plan (ISP).
Reporting study activity and source of income
Twice a year, doctoral students must report their study activity and the source of income for the previous semester. If this is not done an administrative interruption of studies will be implemented automatically, with consequent loss of resources to the doctoral student (eg. email, access to library, ability to register for courses). More information about Reporting study activity and source of income.
When it is time for the yearly follow-up students together with their principal supervisor must create a new version of the ISP and add update information. After the first annual follow-up doctoral students should book a time for discussion of the first year with the director of doctoral studies. Note that an annual follow-up must be performed directly after the halftime review. More information about Annual follow-up .
The halftime review must take place as soon as the equivalent of two years of fulltime study are complete. Applications for the halftime review should be handed in to the doctoral education administrator no later than 5 weeks before the planned review. More information about Half-time review.
Application for thesis defense
Doctoral students should contact the director of doctoral studies and the head of department at least one week before the deadline for applying for their thesis defense in order to arrange times for checking (director of doctoral studies) and signing (director of doctoral studies THEN head of department) of the otherwise complete application.
Questions about doctoral education at the Department of Laboratory Medicine should be addressed to the doctoral education administrator (administrative education issues) or the director of doctoral studies (academic issues) - contact info below. You may also contact the faculty or student members of the Doctoral Board. Questions about doctoral student employment or other administrative issues should be addressed to the division administrator in the first case or to the human resources manager or other relevant staff at the departmental administration. Doctoral students may also seek independent advice from the doctoral ombudsperson.
|Anthony Wright||Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine||Anthony.Wright@ki.se||Chairman, Director of studies|
|Helen Kaipe||Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine||Helen.Kaipe@ki.se||Vice chairman, Vice Director|
|Ann Mellquist||LabMed Administration||Ann.Mellquist@ki.se||Educational administrator|
|Amarjit Saini||Clinical Physiology||Amarjit.Saini@ki.se||Faculty|
|Mikael Altun||Clinical Physiology||Mikael.Altun@ki.se||Faculty|
|Lena Ekström||Clinical Pharmacology||Lena.Ekstrom@ki.se||Faculty|
|Chaitanya Tellapragada||Clinical Microbiology||Chaitanya.Tellapragada@ki.se||Faculty|
|Nerea Martín Almazán||Pathologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Doctoral student|
|Anna Olofsson||Clinical Microbiologyemail@example.com||Doctoral student|
|Maria Pires||Clinical Physiologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Doctoral student|