SciLifeLab Fellow position/Assistant professor in Neurochemistry

Stockholm University
Stockholm (SE)
substantial start-up budget
August 15 2019
Organization Type

SciLifeLab Fellow position/Assistant professor in Neurochemistry

Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant professor in Neurochemistry

Stockholm University

To further strengthen our research environment and complement research areas already present at SciLifeLab, we are now looking to recruit an outstanding young group leader to a new SciLifeLab Fellow position. The fellow will become an associate at the SciLifeLab research center, as well as contract a position at Stockholm University.

About the position

Stockholm university (SU) is inviting applications for a SciLifeLab Fellow/Assistant Professor of Neurochemistry with focus on molecular techniques to visualize and manipulate activity in the nervous system. The assistant professorship will be part of the faculty of Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB), and will be placed at SciLifeLab laboratory, Campus Solna. Neurochemistry and molecular neurobiology is one of the central themes of research and education at the department. Research groups within this theme focus on the brain control of innate behaviours, neural networks, neurodegenerative mechanisms, studies of ion channels, neurotoxins, cellular differentiation, intra- and extracellular signal transduction and the blood-brain-barrier. DBB is also home to internationally leading research on membrane proteins. A wide spectrum of analytical methods including biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, biophysics and molecular biology are used and developed at the department. Other facilities at DBB include cell culture, in vitro- and in vivo- experimentation, MST, NMR, techniques for studying protein folding, comparative genomics crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, electrophysiology, confocal microscopy and quantitative image analysis.

Neurochemistry with particular focus on molecular visualization and manipulation methods

Subject description 
Molecular methods includes (but are not limited to) genetically based techniques to stimulate and inhibit neurons, and to visualize their activity and connections.    

Main responsibilities
The position involves research and in addition some teaching and supervision. The applicant is expected to develop tools that can be used in experimental models to elucidate the structure and functional role of neurons and neuronal circuits.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

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. Thereafter, attention will be given to the relevance of planned research within the SciLifeLab profile. Teaching skills will also be considered. The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Application deadline
September 10, 2019.

Terms of employment 
For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

The position is coupled to a substantial start-up budget.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Lena Mäler, or Professor Christian Broberger,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Ulrika Kaby, telephone: +46 8 16 22 69,

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About SciLifeLab

As a national hub for molecular biosciences in Sweden, SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) facilitates cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary life science research and promotes its translation to the benefit of society. The center focuses on both health and environmental research and is jointly operated by its four founder universities: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm University, and Uppsala University. About 200 research groups, 1500 researchers and 40 national infrastructure facilities are associated with SciLifeLab. Read more about SciLifeLab.

About the SciLifeLab Fellows program
The SciLifeLab Fellows Program is a career program aiming at strengthening Swedish research in Molecular Biosciences and on a long-term perspective lead to societal impact for Sweden. The host universities provide an advantageous economic starting package and together with SciLifeLab a strong interdisciplinary research environment in close proximity to a cutting-edge research infrastructure. The recruitment of excellent researchers in international competition provides an influx of new and fresh knowledge and ideas to drive the development of the SciLifeLab research environment. Moreover, the SciLifeLab Fellows, who both use and develop technologies where SciLifeLab has its excellence, can strengthen both the research and technology development through collaborations with the SciLifeLab research infrastructure.

The SciLifeLab Fellows program and the strong research environment in which the Fellow is active, will increase the opportunities for individual Fellows to attract external research grants. Within the SciLifeLab Fellows program there are also great opportunities for collaboration and networking within SciLifeLab, with the host university and with Fellows from the Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine. The SciLifeLab Fellow will be an important link and ambassador between SciLifeLab and other universities in Sweden as well as abroad.

The SciLifeLab Fellow is recruited by one of the host universities; Karolinska Institutet (KI), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), Uppsala University (UU).