SciLifeLab Campus Solna Director (föreståndare)

Published: 2019-11-26

SciLifeLab started in 2010 as a joint effort between four universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab creates a unique environment for carrying out health and environmental research at the highest level. The SciLifeLab national infrastructure supports research activities at all Swedish universities, as well as at health care and industry.

Campus Solna (CS) is the largest research site for SciLifeLab hosting SciLifeLab researchers from the three Stockholm universities KI, KTH and SU as well as almost half of all national facilities. About 600 people work in the Alpha and Gamma buildings (15,000 m2) at Campus Solna.

We now search for a Campus Solna Director / Föreståndare who will take an overall responsibility for Campus Solna and its research environment. It will mean both to support the intellectual research interactions and being responsible for local infrastructure, such as space allocations, local services and equipment, reconstructions. The CS Director will lead CS personnel in charge of the building, safety, IT and overall finance as well as collaborations across the host universities. The CS Director will report to the CS Committee. He/she will not be in charge of the national infrastructure or research agenda, but will work in close collaboration with SciLIfeLab management and board to coordinate space allocations for national infrastructure, the collaboration between infrastructure and research, as well as technology development and training.


Who do we look for?
The person we search for is a senior academic person with ample leadership and management experience in the Swedish academic environment. He/she should be motivated to develop Campus Solna into a vibrant international research center of the highest level with good collaboration across the three host universities, departments and research groups and infrastructure facilities. The candidate should have current employment at KI/KTH/SU or UU and is expected to keep a primary office in CS. The appointment will be an approximate time commitment of 60% for 3 years, with a possibility for prolongation. It is important that CSD is fully committed to SciLifeLab and CS, representing all host universities and the national infrastructure. While we encourage all interested individuals to apply, the recruitment committee will review potential conflicts of interests related to the other role(s) of candidates in the SciLifeLab organization or at the host universities.


How to nominate candidates / apply for the position?

  • Informal nominations of candidates as well as Expressions of Interest should be sent latest Dec. 11, 2019 to e-mail address: Please include name, affiliation and contact details of the suggested candidate, and a few sentences about why this person would be a great candidate for this appointment.
  • Formal applications should be sent latest on Jan 10, 2020, to e-mail address: A formal application should include a CV and a cover letter including motivations and a strategy outline for the task at hand.

For further information and questions, please contact the chair of the Campus Solna Action Group/Recruitment committee, Ylva Engström:, phone: 08-164166


Campus Solna Action group and Recruitment Committee:

Ylva Engström, SU Integration Director; Amelie Eriksson Karlström, KTH Integration Director;

Stefan Eriksson, KI Integration Director; Olli Kallioniemi, KI, SciLifeLab Director;

Siv Andersson, UU, SciLifeLab Co-Director; Mats Larhed, UU Integration Director