Assistant professor in Biophysics specialized in in vivo-mimetic technology


Application deadline

May 3, 2024

Assistant professor in Biophysics specialized in in vivo-mimetic technology

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

This 6-year SciLifeLab Fellow position comes with a generous starting package of 18 MSEK, providing ample resources to establish an independent research group. The Fellow will be immersed in the thriving Biophysics environment at SciLifeLab, Solna, a collaborative hub for experimental and computational biophysics research. The shared resources, including cutting-edge cell biology laboratories, advanced microscopy facilities, and a robust computational infrastructure, form an exceptional ecosystem that not only supports cutting-edge life-science research but also facilitates intellectual exchange driven by extensive national and international collaborations. The Fellow will have the flexibility to pursue their own research agenda while collaborating with a diverse and accomplished group of scientists. The generous starting package and the vibrant research environment provide an ideal foundation for establishing a successful independent research career.

Subject field

Biophysics with specialization in in vivo-mimetic technology

Subject description

The subject area concerns the development and use of complex model systems for the study of biological functions at the multicellular, cellular, and molecular levels, under conditions similar to those of the body’s tissues or organs. 


The position involves research and teaching in the subject area. The assistant professor is expected to apply for research funding and establish new collaborations both within and outside KTH. Furthermore, the assistant professor is expected to teach at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, which includes the development of existing and new courses. It is also expected that the assistant professor contributes to the supervision of students and doctoral candidates in the subject area. Some administrative tasks are also included. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If necessary, a language support plan will be established at time of employment.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.


An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments
The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH’s appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH’s web page.


Your application should follow KTH’s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH’s assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a security check.

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Last updated: 2024-03-19

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