KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Pathology

Location
Solna, Sweden
Posted
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2018
Ref
2-4433/2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för onkologi-patologi

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. 37 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 120 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

The main objectives of the Department of Oncology-Pathology are basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer. Approximately 300 people from 40 nations are currently working at the department. Thirty-six research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 120 PhD students.

The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.
Molecular pathology is a broad and dynamic research area and clinical area of activity. The subject encompasses the entire spectrum of molecular changes that initiates and contributes to cancer development and which are important for diagnostics, prognostics and treatment strategies. These may include changes in the organisation, sequence and packaging of the DNA molecule and expression at gene and protein levels and may be observed in subpopulations of cells or generally represented in tissues or body fluids. Methodological development and implementation of new methodology is an important part, as well as sampling and use of clinical material. Digital pathology and relevant imaging are other directions, as well as computer-based modeling of phenotypes. The area includes approaches in molecular biology, genomics, digital pathology, imaging and advanced modeling.

The Strategic Research Program in Cancer (StratCan) at Karolinska Institutet financially supports the employment as senior lecturer during an initial period.

Duties

The position is placed at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet with 70% of full-time, together with employment at the FO Clinical Pathology and Cytology at the Solna Unit Karolinska University Hospital with 30% of full-time. A smaller adjustment between Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital may be discussed.

The position will mainly be focused on research. The successful applicant is expected to provide academic leadership in preclinical and clinical molecular pathology. The duties include to be a principal investigator (PI) and conducting high-quality research in the subject area, as well as to supervise PhD students and postdoctoral junior researchers. The position also includes teaching at the undergraduate, advanced or graduate level. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to and develop clinical molecular pathology in health care.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a senior lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research expertise, teaching expertise, clinical expertise as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

We seek a person competent to be a senior lecturer with active, internationally leading cancer research within the field of molecular pathology regarding the own specific focus.

We seek a clinically active physician who is a specialist in clinical pathology and with knowledge within clinical molecular pathology. The applicant should present a clear vision of how he/she sees the development of molecular pathology within the next five years.

The position will be combined with a position as a specialist trained physician at FO Clinical pathology and cytology, Karolinska University Hospital - Solna, and therefore the applicant must hold a medical degree and be a specialist in clinical pathology, or the equivalent.

Bases of assessment

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (1), clinical expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (1).

The appointee must have undergone 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or having otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

Ability to conduct scientific collaborations and extract external funding is meritorious.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English: curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to the agreement
Salary According to the agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4433/2018

Contact

Lars Holmgren, Professor/Head of Department, +46 8 51779317, +46 734036794 lars.holmgren@ki.se
Union representative
Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, andreas.lundqvist@ki.se
Helen Eriksson, OFR, helen.eriksson@ki.se

Published 18.Sep.2018
Last application date 16.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET