Assistant Professor in CryoEM

Stockholm, Sweden
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet,


The Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, at the Karolinska Institute, Division of Biomaterials, is starting a new independent lab. 
We are looking for a creative person, with an excellent track record, to join us as an independent assistant professor. We are interested in candidates that are highly motivated and that aim to establish world-leading research labs with a clear technological focus on CryoEM incorporating biological/medical research questions. 


The position is at the Division of Biomaterials, situated at the new, first class, facilities at the Biomedicum lab, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet in Solna/Stockholm, Sweden.


This position is a research position. A successful candidate is expected to build up an independent world-leading research group. Some minor teaching assignments will be included. The position comes with a significant start-up package and the funding climate in Sweden for starting researchers is currently very favorable. A person with a good track-record will have the possibility to attract considerable funding on top, with a 5 year contract and a considerable start-up package.

Eligibility requirements 

We are looking for applicants with a strong post-doc background including a publication track record that supports the scientific excellence of the candidate. Due to the regulations of assistant professor positions in Sweden, Those eligible for employment should have been awarded a PhD, but no more than five years before the end of the application period.

Applicants must have a high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period.

Assessment criteria

Assessment will be based on scientific excellence. Further more the applicant must have the capability, as the principal applicant, to obtain external financing and have the potential to secure further funding within their area of research.

Application process

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. The applications should include this and only this:

  • a max 3 page letter of intent that includes a brief project plan and a list of three references with e-mail and phone information
  • a CV of max 3 pages, a one page publication list of the 5 most important publications with brief descriptions and links to the papers
  • a complete publication list. If one particularly important publication for this call is not yet published, you may attach that (one) manuscript.

Any other documents uploaded will not be considered.

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    Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type    Full time
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100%
City    Solna
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-6363/2018
PhD. Björn Högberg , / +46 8 5248 7036
Union representative    

  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 ,

Published    08.Nov.2018
Last application date    31.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET