Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, division of Genome Biology

Department
The research conducted at the Research Division of Genome Biology explores various aspects of genome metabolism, and how their perturbation can lead to disease. Research in the Bartek group focuses on various mechanistic aspects of the DNA damage response. Of particular interest is discovery of targets and markers for personalized cancer treatment and finding novel components or mechanisms of genome integrity maintenance.
For more information please visit us at: https://ki.se/en/mbb/research-division-of-genome-biology

We are currently looking for an Assistant Professor in Cancer Cell Biology and Molecular Pathology to join the research group of Prof. Jiri Bartek.

Duties
Employment as Assistant Professor (svenska Biträdande lektor) aims at qualifying for a Senior Lecturer position for which higher eligibility requirements are set. As assistant professor, you are both involved in research and teaching. The focus will be on research in drug repurposing with a focus on anti-cancer drug development as well as novel mechanisms involved in various mechanistic aspects of the DNA damage response or other cell stress responses, as well as involvement of human cytomegalovirus in cell transformation. Primarily research included the identification, of potential anti-cancer substances and novel molecular targets. It is also included to follow developments in the subject areas in general. Teaching may include course responsibility, course management and teaching on various courses. The duties also include implementation of research results in teaching and activities and other dissemination of research results.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for 4 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
The applicant will be assessed on the basis of previous research experience, relevance to research and education, motivation and collaborative skills. In assessing the applicants, we attach particular importance to scientific skills as well as high ambitions for research utilization and implementation of research results.

Qualifications
The applicant should have broad knowledge and research experience in the areas of cancer cell biology, molecular pathology and ribosome biogenesis. The successful candidate should also have documented skills in the use of bioinformatics tools, high content screening platforms, tissue microarrays and digital pathology. Experience from biomarker development as it relates to various cancer types, development and implementation of phenotypic high-throughput screening for cancer drug repurposing, development and implementation of discovery pipelines to identify cancer sub-type specific biomarkers and experiments with human cytomegalovirus are meritorious. Documented experience of teaching, supervision and own grants or awards are considered additional merits. The applicant should be fluent in English both in writing and oral communication.

Pedagogical and scientific expertise will be most when assessing applicants.

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 Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5420/2018
Contact
  • Mikael Lindström / Docent and Senior researcher, Mikael.Lindstrom@ki.se
  • Per Moberg / Head of Division, Per.Moberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
Published 08.Oct.2018
Last application date 18.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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