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Assistant Professor in Biophysics specialized in In vivo-mimetic technology (SciLifeLab Fellow)

Stockholm, Sweden (SE)
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Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Computational Biology
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School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

This 6-year SciLifeLab Fellow position comes with a generous starting package of 18 MSEK, providing ample resources to establish an independent research group. The Fellow will be immersed in the thriving Biophysics environment at SciLifeLab, Solna, a collaborative hub for experimental and computational biophysics research. The shared resources, including cutting-edge cell biology laboratories, advanced microscopy facilities, and a robust computational infrastructure, form an exceptional ecosystem that not only supports cutting-edge life-science research but also facilitates intellectual exchange driven by extensive national and international collaborations. The Fellow will have the flexibility to pursue their own research agenda while collaborating with a diverse and accomplished group of scientists. The generous starting package and the vibrant research environment provide an ideal foundation for establishing a successful independent research career.

Subject field

Biophysics with specialization in in vivo-mimetic technology

Subject description

The subject area concerns the development and use of complex model systems for the study of biological functions at the multicellular, cellular, and molecular levels, under conditions similar to those of the body’s tissues or organs. 


The position involves research and teaching in the subject area. The assistant professor is expected to apply for research funding and establish new collaborations both within and outside KTH. Furthermore, the assistant professor is expected to teach at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, which includes the development of existing and new courses. It is also expected that the assistant professor contributes to the supervision of students and doctoral candidates in the subject area. Some administrative tasks are also included. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If necessary, a language support plan will be established at time of employment.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.


An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments 
The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise


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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