Assistant Professor in Integrative structural biology with focus on structural dynamics


Stockholm University is a leading European university and one of the world’s top 100 institutes for higher education and research. Stockholm University has more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff.

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for large-scale biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research and is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University. The SciLifeLab Fellows program is a career program aiming at strengthening research in Molecular Biosciences. SciLifeLab activities in Stockholm are located at a dedicated campus, Campus Solna, and the SciLifeLab Fellow will be located at Campus Solna,

The advertised Assistant Professorship in integrative structural biology with focus on structural dynamics is at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) at Stockholm University. DBB currently consists of around 30 independent research groups, most of which are located at the Arrhenius Laboratories at the Stockholm University campus. A number of groups from DBB are also located at SciLifeLab-Stockholm, where the current position will be housed. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor is to carry out research, together with limited teaching responsibilities at DBB.

Integrative structural biology with focus on structural dynamics

Subject description
The subject covers research in the area of structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry or computational biology. Studies of protein dynamics of macromolecular complexes by several experimental methods are central to the subject.

Main responsibilities
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

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. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Additional information
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.

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.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

During the first six years of employment, the main workplace for the successful candidate will be SciLifeLab, Campus Solna.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Martin Högbom, telephone: +46 8 16 21 10,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply! 

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 28/12/2022

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