Are YOU One of Our Missing Board Members?

Next year’s DSA Board is still incomplete! We are missing two PhD students to fill crucial positions: the vice-chairperson and one ordinary board member. Join our happy and energetic board next year to make lasting changes for your fellow PhD students at KI!

To apply, attend the DSA Board’s next meeting and candidate yourself during the meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom on November 10th at 17:30. Contact us for the Zoom-link.

Candidate on November 10th


DSA Chairperson and DSA Vice-Chairperson 

As the DSA Presidium, you are the reference person for the KI doctoral student community. During the time period of your appointment, you will be in contact with KI leadership, the Presidium of the Student Union (MF) and with other external associations and organisations. 

You are responsible for coordinating the work of the DSA board, chair the meetings, support the board members and supervise the working groups. 

It’s a rewarding job, since you have the possibility to meet and interact with many people, understand the internal organization of KI and MF at depth, and represent more than 2000 doctoral students. The tasks of this position can easily be accomplished without a prior knowledge of Swedish, however, knowing Swedish can be useful. The position requires the candidate to have previous experience with how the DSA board works. It is suggested to have a spirit of initiative and the ability to relate and communicate with people in leading positions.  

The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson work in collaboration with each other to complete the needed tasks at hand. They attend many of the meetings together, while some are delegated amongst themselves. 

DSA Board Member 

The DSA board, consists of the Presidium, Secretary, Treasurer and another 7 ordinary members. It is the main decision-making body of the Doctoral Students’ Association. It is responsible for organising social and scientific events for the doctoral student community at KI, taking care of the doctoral education and welfare needs, and maintaining a dialogue with the KI doctoral education leadership. Moreover, the board is responsible for electing and coordinating the work of central and local doctoral student representatives. This workload is divided amongst the workgroups, that focus on specific aspects of PhD life at KI.  The board has its own budget that can be used to organise activities for doctoral students at KI.  

As members of the DSA Board, you are required to attend monthly board meetings and actively engaged with one or more of the working groups. No prior knowledge in Swedish is required and people without previous experience are always welcome: the board is often composed of experienced members and newcomers, to guarantee a good working balance of the board for years to come. 

Being a DSA board member will give you the possibility to increase some soft skills (managerial, team working, leadership) and to add many more people to your scientific and personal network. 


For all the above positions, please, contact us at dsa@medicinskaforeningen.se if you have any other unanswered questions or related queries. 

If elected, your position starts January 2021 and you will hold it till the end of the year. 

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