Assistant Professor in Medical Science

Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm (SE)
February 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Up to twelve positions as Assistant Professor in Medical Science

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Karolinska Institutet, One of KI´s departments

Karolinska Institutet (KI) launches an investment programme to recruit leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential. The investments are being made in medical science for both pre-clinical and clinical research and include up to twelve positions as assistant professor (four years financing). The investment also includes up to eight positions as senior researcher (extensions of existing assistant professorships at KI, two years financing) and up to eight positions as senior researcher (five years financing), announced separately. The appointments are financed by KI’s Board of Research.


The successful applicant should, in recent years, have conducted research of high quality, and demonstrate the ability to continue to conduct research of high quality.

Applicants must have graduated with a PhD or attained a corresponding level of scientific competence after January 1st, 2011. Individuals who graduated earlier than 2011 may be eligible if there is a particular reason to claim deductable time, such as in the event of parental leave and sickness. Reason, dates and extent must be clearly specified in the application and verified with relevant documentation.

To be eligible for a position as assistant professor a candidate must not hold a career-development position (according to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance) as an assistant professorship that started before January 1st, 2018.

Assessment criteria

The applicant should have published in internationally leading journals in his/her field in recent years, and occupy a prominent place in the list of authors, preferably as first author. The applicant must have the capability, as the principal applicant, to obtain good and external financing.

Applicants will be assessed on their scientific expertise mainly based on two assessment criteria; the Applicant’s competence and the Scientific quality of the project. 

Detailed criteria and information about the assessment process.

Application procedure

Please follow the instructions carefully. Applications should be submitted by the recruitment system Varbi. The application shall comprise the following documents, written in English:

  • A personal letter (upload into the recruitment system)
  • Application form (to be filled in and uploaded in the recruitment system)

Position as assistant professor

Applicants rewarded a position by The Board of Research are expected to negotiate the employment conditions with the head of one (or more) relevant department(s) at KI.
The recipient department will be assigned a framework amount of SEK 1,000,000 per appointment per year for a maximum of four years. The funds are intended to finance positions and are to be used for salaries and overhead costs.

The position as assistant professor is a fixed-term career-development position lasting for a maximum of four years. The employment is to commence at the recipient department not more than twelve months after the decision has been made by the Board of Research. The employment is to be agreed with the recipient department, which is responsible for the salary.

A start-up grant for research is awarded to applicants coming from other universities and that are granted a position as assistant professor from the announcement. The applicant must not have had an employment or activity at Karolinska Institutet by application deadline. The start-up grant is a non-recurring amount of SEK 750,000.

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/Part-time Number of positions 1 Working hours Up to 100 % City Stockholm County Stockholms län Country Sweden Reference number 2-1062/2018 Contact

  • Academic Appointments office,

Union representative

  • Torkel Falkenberg, SACO, +46 (0) 8-52483868
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, +46(0) 8-616 16 29

Published 20.Feb.2018 Last application date 20.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET