تأسست جامعة كارلستاد عام 1977 في السويد وتحتوي حوالي 40 برنامجاً تعليمياً و30 برنامج إرشادي و900 دورة دراسية في العلوم الإنسانية والدراسات الاجتماعية والعلوم والتكنولوجيا والتعليم والرعاية الصحية والفنو
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07 Mar 2021
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Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us


The Grants and Innovation Office, GIO, is part of the administration and central services at Karlstad University.

GIO’s mission is to contribute to the development of the university’s research activities by offering professional support related to strategic issues, quality enhancement activities, research funding and innovation and utilisation of research findings. GIO consists of research and innovation advisors as well as financial and administrative support that assist researchers and research environments to promote the development of both individuals and groups. Our approach is based on the notion that research and the utilisation of knowledge and research results are connected, and thereby a naturally integrated part of strong and attractive research environments.

GIO also offers support to the university’s executive management in terms of the strategic development of the university’s research and innovation activities. In addition to the support provided to researchers, research environments and the university’s executive management, GIO also supports students in the development of their innovative ideas. GIO is also one of the leading players in the regional research and innovation support system and supports researchers and research environments in establishing national and international networks.

As part of the Grants and Innovation Office, you will contribute to both the development of GIO and to the development of Karlstad University’s research and innovation activities.


As research advisor, you will:

Duties will also including managing and developing networks and collaborations with various actors (regional, national, international) that contribute to the development and funding of research. This could include research funding bodies, authorities and other public organisations as well as companies.

In order to contribute to a good working environment and the development of our activities, you are expected to participate in the daily operations and engage with your colleagues.

Qualification requirements

The position as research advisor require an academic degree and third-cycle qualifications. Candidates should have experience of applying for external research funding, nationally and/or internationally. Moreover, you should have experience of advisory/coaching duties and have the ability to manage these tasks with a high level of service both within and outside your own disciplinary research domain.

Special weight will be placed on experience of developing quality systems for research, for example, related to research data, ethics or external engagements outside the academic community.

As the position requires the ability to work successfully with others, you have no problem working independently as well as part of a group. You are an excellent administrator who likes to take own initiatives. Since a large proportion of the research staff at Karlstad University are English-speaking and many of the partners involved in research and innovation projects are based abroad, you need to have a high level of proficiency in English.

Active participation in networks consisting of different types of actors such as authorities, research funding bodies, public organisations, companies, etc., is of considerable weight. We will also place special weight on personal qualities such as the ability to work together with others, good judgment, ability to take responsibility, commitment to the activities of the office and a positive attitude towards colleagues.

Terms of employment

The position is a permanent full-time position, starting as soon as possible or by agreement. A probationary period of employment may be required. You will be based in Karlstad.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.


The application should be submitted via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. If your application is not complete, we may not be able to assess it qualitatively in all aspects. Include two references, out of which at least one should be a previous or current manager.

The application should include:

Attach all the documents that you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each document so that the content is clear.

Last day of application: 7 March 2021

We look forward to your application!


HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and it's continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favourable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

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