Professor of Biochemistry

Stockholm University
Stockholm University
To be negotiated
July 24 2017
SU FV-1349-17
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Stockholm University has 34 000 students, 1 700 doctoral students and 5 000 staff within the areas of science and human/social science. It is one of the world’s top  higher education institutions, located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm University in world ranking tables:

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) is an internationally leading research Department and is mainly located on the main campus of Stockholm University and to some extent at Science for Life Laboratory. It is one of the largest Departments at Stockholm University, with more than 200 researchers of which 90 are PhD students in 30 different research groups. The Department’s research in bioenergetics, protein biogenesis, membrane proteins, structural biology, bioinformatics, computational chemistry and biophysics is world-renowned. Researchers at DBB contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They also contribute to the development of public policy, political decision-making, and participate in Nobel Prize awarding committees and international expert bodies. DBB is an international and multi-cultural department whose staff has roots in all corners of the world. The Department is aiming to recruit a world-class scientist in a biochemistry and/or biophysics related field that can either complement or strengthen the current research.



Subject description

Biochemistry encompasses molecular studies of biological macromolecules using biochemical or biophysical methodology.

Main responsibilities

Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is qualified for employment as a professor. In order to be appointed as a professor, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

Well-documented research skills at a high international level

Well-documented teaching skills

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, followed in importance by teaching skills. Some attention will also be given to administrative skills, the ability to develop and lead research activities and staff, and the ability to collaborate with the community and convey information about research and development.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Teaching and learning in higher education

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired the corresponding knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Lena Mäler, telephone: +46 8 16 24 48, and Professor Gunnar von Heijne, telephone: +46 8 16 25 90, .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, .

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).


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We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

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