Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 6 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

Division/Group
The position will be affiliated to the Neogi Group[UN1]  at Division of Clinical Microbiology, that works towards unraveling the mechanism of inflamm-aging in people living with HIV (PLHIV) on successful therapy to identify biomarkers for potential future clinical intervention and understand the mechanisms of natural immune control in HIV-1 infection using multi-omics system biology approach amalgamating with in vitro and ex vivo experimental assays. The position is mostly towards the immunological aspect of the project.

Duties
The position is directed towards mainly “Research” with occasional teaching in the field of biomedical laboratory science and clinical microbiology. The position is linked to the recent multidisciplinary grants obtained by PI, Ujjwal Neogi. The Assistant Professor is expected to perform research within the scope of research group and develop independent line of research. The candidate is expected to supervise PhD students and PostDocs in the group. The candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with multidisciplinary fields like mathematical statistics, nano-biotechnology and advanced technologies related to single-cell.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for five years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Eligibility requirements
Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position of assistant professor.

Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds refer to illness or parental leave.

Bases of assessment
Scientific expertise will be most important when assessing applicants.

  • We are looking for a candidate with broad experience in molecular virology, molecular analysis of protein biochemistry, signal transduction, host-pathogen interaction at cellular level focusing on viral immune evasion strategies and ubiquitination.
  • degree of research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance and attendance of research cooperation.
  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis preferably in two different research area and demonstrated a solid background of the adaptability.
  • demonstrated experience of combined experimental and bioinformatic analysis.

Previous work in the field of clinical/translational HIV-1 research is a merit. In addition, the candidate has to apply for the research funding and the funding climate in Sweden for promising researchers is currently very favorable. A person with a good track-record will have the possibility to attract considerable funding. A successful applicant will preferably start working during the autumn 2019 but the exact timing and details of the position is open for discussion and will depend on the mutual agreement.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in Swedish/ English: curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system

Promotion of Assistant Professor to Senior Lecturer

See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet chapter 3.3

An Assistant Professor can apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer. An application is submitted to the Recruitment Committee. In order to be promoted to Senior Lecturer after an assessment by the Recruitment Committee, the applicant must meet the criteria below. The Assistant Professor can choose between two different promotion tracks; promotion to Senior Lecturer with focus on Research or promotion to Senior Lecturer with focus on Education and research.

Promotion of Assistant Professor to Senior Lecturer with focus on Research

Assessment criteria

  1. Senior Lecturer expertise according to the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for “Senior lecturer with focus on research”.
  2. Grants obtained as principal applicant in national or international competition that covers the applicant’s own salary for at least two years from the final date of employment as an Assistant Professor. Project funding obtained in national or international competition (i.e. excellence grants obtained from the Swedish Research Council, European Research Council (ERC), Wallenberg Foundation (WAF) or Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) that covers costs for salaries, rent, materials and other project-related expenses for the research for at least two years from the final date of employment as an Assistant Professor.
  3. First and/or senior author of a number of peer-reviewed scientific articles published in leading international scientific journals over a number of years after dissertation, with the emphasis on the qualification period as an Assistant Professor.
  4. An independent research line deemed by independent experts and departmental management to offer excellent future potential for both the individual researcher and the department in question.
  5. A documented good ability to lead the own research group – including staff responsibility and supervision of doctoral and/or postdoctoral students. Scientific expertise is emphasized when assessing applicants including successful scientific results in a good working climate, as well as documented collaborative abilities.
  6. All experience of undertaking assignments on behalf of the scientific community – such as board membership, internal assessment committees, departmental duties, organising courses and conferences and editorships – will be considered as merits.

 

Promotion of Assistant Professor to Senior Lecturer with focus on Education and research

Assessment criteria

  1. Senior Lecturer expertise according to the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for “Senior Lecturer with focus on Education and research”.
  2. Higher education training of 10 weeks or equivalent competence in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF).
  3. Independent responsibility for planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching and examination at all levels, first (basic undergraduate), second (advanced undergraduate) and third (graduate) -cycle study programmes and courses – to a significant extent and over a period of at least three years with documented high level of quality.
  4. Pedagogical management assignments as course director at first (basic undergraduate), second (advanced undergraduate) and third (graduate) cycle level.
  5. Extensive pedagogical experience of various forms of teaching and for various groups at first (basic undergraduate), second (advanced undergraduate) and third (graduate) cycle levels.
  6. Completed, nationally and internationally presented pedagogical development work resulting in improved study programmes and/or courses.
  7. A clear plan for the own pedagogical activities (including pedagogical development work) that demonstrates a high level of quality and great potential.

If the applicant is deemed to fulfil all of the above criteria, they will be assessed by two experts in their field and must meet the eligibility requirements that apply to appointments as a Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-823/2019
Contact
  • Ujjwal Neogi, 08-524 800 00
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-524 800 00
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 800 00
  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-524 800 00
Published 06.Feb.2019
Last application date 31.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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