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Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering with specialisation in Microphysiological systems

Uppsala, Sweden (SE)
Salary set on an individual basis
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

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Uppsala University’s tenure track system grants assistant professors the possibility to be assessed for promotion to the position as associate professor. The university provides support in various areas, such as scientific and educational development, leadership development as well as patent and innovation support.

The position is located at the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. At the Department of Materials Science, we have an innovative and international research environment focused technical and socially relevant challenges. We work to find solutions in biomedical engineering, environment and energy and other things that can lead to sustainable and improved quality of life for people. We have dedicated and knowledgeable employees who together lead research and conduct teaching. The department belongs to the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology and is located at the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala University.

The appointment is part of SciLifeLab's Fellows program, which is a national career program for promising young researchers. There is a financial start-up package connected to the position that can be used e.g. for the recruitment of a PhD student or the purchase of expensive equipment, as well as a well-designed career support program in the form of mentors and courses in e.g. project management.

SciLifeLab is an academic collaboration between several Swedish universities and a distributed national research infrastructure with a clear focus on all aspects of life science, from health to environmental research ( SciLifeLab's core mission is to provide technologies that facilitate large-scale analysis of biological processes at the molecular level. The research infrastructure is closely intertwined with and promoted by our community of researchers focused on technology development for molecular life sciences, specifically within three capabilities, namely: precision medicine, planetary biology and laboratory preparedness against pandemics.

SciLifeLab brings together researchers across traditional borders and promotes collaborations with industry, healthcare, public research organizations and international partners. As a SciLifeLab Fellow, you will be part of the dynamic SciLifeLab community both locally in Uppsala and in Sweden at large. For information about the SciLifeLab fellow program, see SciLifeLab Fellows are also part of a broad national network of future academic leaders within the programs Data-driven life science (DDLS) and Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), within the network Program for Academic leaders in Life Science, PALS.

More information about the Departemnt of Materials Sciecne and Engineering can be found on our webpage:

Description of subject area of the employment: The field of microphysiological systems seek to develop in vivo like cell culture systems to model the human, animal and plant physiology by tailoring the chemical and physical properties of the cell culture environment via advanced processing techniques on the nano- and microscale. The technology provides important advancements for several disciplines of the life sciences by presenting new tools and methods to acquire improved understanding on fundamental biological processes including organ development, cell-cell communication, disease on-set and progression and the role of environmental stressors on the adaption of plants and crops to climate change.

The subject area of this position is experimental research that, by using new methods and concepts, focuses on the development and characterization of new microphysiological systems.


  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.
  • The position may include some financial responsibility and general project management, as well as collaborations with industry and participation in outreach activities arranged for the general public.
  • Applying for research funding from Swedish and international research funders in order to strategically build up independent research in the subject area.


SciLifeLab is a national centre for large-scale biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The centre combines advanced technical know-how and state-of-the-art equipment with a broad knowledge in translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab started out in 2010 as a joint effort between four universities: Karolinska InstitutetKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholm University and Uppsala University. Today, we support research activities at all major Swedish universities.

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