Professor of Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapy
Karolinska Institute Department of Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapy

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Division of Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine at the Department of Laboratory Medicine has a strong history in gene therapy and advanced therapies. The Department of Laboratory Medicine has extensive research and undergraduate education. The Division of Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine plays a central role in the education of medical students and biomedical analysts. The Division of Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine has a close collaboration with the Karolinska University Hospital regarding core facilities in GMP production (Vecura), electron microscopy (EMIL), animal facility and in animal pathology (FENO).

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research. We are looking for a person with internationally recognized research in the field of Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies. It is expected that the successful applicant will perform internationally leading research in Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies. The duties include postgraduate education and education within the Karolinska Institutet´s various undergraduate programs. The academic assignment is located to Karolinska Institutet´s Campus South.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills and when applicable, clinical expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

Applicants must have a strong track record in internationally leading research in the field of Biomolecular Medicine and Advanced Therapies. The applicants should have documented collaboration and leadership skills and experience in translational research in a clinical environment.

The applicant must have strong track record in obtaining national and international research funding within the field as principal investigator and have the potential to secure further funding. The applicant should also have experience in supervision of doctoral students to dissertation.

Bases of assessment

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: educational expertise (2), research expertise (3), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2), and if applicable, clinical expertise (1).

The appointee must have undergone 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or having otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg

Department of Laboratory Medicine 


We prefer that your application is written in English, but you can also apply in Swedish. Your application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (

Welcome to apply at the latest the 9th of November 2020.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt ök
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5933/2019
Matti Sällberg, Head of Department,
Union representative
Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 12.Oct.2020
Last application date 09.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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