If something goes wrong

Being a doctoral student can be hectic and demanding. This page lists the persons you may turn to when you need support.

Problems with your employment or work environment

The HR unit at FyFa is usually your first point of contact when you need assistance in matters related to your employment or your work environment.

HR supervisor

Sofia Schilken

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 78
Organizational unit: Administration
E-mail: sofia.schilken@ki.se

Problems related to supervision

Should you experience problems related to supervision, try to speak to your supervisor first. If speaking to your supervisor does not help, you can turn to the Head of Department or the HR unit at FyFa.

Head of department

Håkan Westerblad

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 872 53
Organizational unit: Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FYFA), C3
E-mail: Hakan.Westerblad@ki.se

HR supervisor

Sofia Schilken

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 78
Organizational unit: Administration
E-mail: sofia.schilken@ki.se

You'll find more information on how do deal with problems related to supervision on the website studera.nu - doctoral studies (link to external website) 

Harassment or bullying

Harassment or bullying has no place at work. If you have experienced or been the witness of harassment or bullying, you are always welcome to phone, e-mail or come by the offices of the HR unit at FyFa. The HR unit can help you by being an intermediary when communicating with the person(s) concerned. They can also help you to get in touch with the Doctoral Student's Ombudsperson or a psychologist.

HR supervisor

Sofia Schilken

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 868 78
Organizational unit: Administration
E-mail: sofia.schilken@ki.se

If you prefer to speak to someone outside FyFa directly, you can contact the Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson. The Ombudsperson provides doctoral students with independent information about rules and regulations at Karolinska Institutet. The Ombudsperson is employed by the Medical Students' Association in Stockholm. The Ombudsperson works under confidentiality unless explicitly told otherwise by the doctoral student who seeks advice.

You can also get around the clock telephone counselling provided by Falck Healthcare. This is an around the clock telephone counselling service for employees, doctoral students and postdocs on stipends, which provides assistance and can quickly identify any need for help or support. 

Conflicts with the department

The Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson assists and supports doctoral students if a conflict has arisen with the department. The Ombudsperson works under confidentiality unless explicitly told otherwise by the doctoral student who seeks advice.

Doctoral Students' Ombudsperson at the Medical Students' Association

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