The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) is a 12-year initiative funded with a total of 3,1 billion SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The purpose of the program is to recruit and train the next-generation of data-driven life scientists and to create globally leading computational and data science capabilities in life science in Sweden.
The program will recruit 39 eminent junior group leaders as DDLS Fellows, launch over 210 postdoctoral positions and establish a research school for 260 PhDs, within both academia and industry. The program is coordinated by SciLifeLab, a nationwide research infrastructure and a hub for cross-disciplinary life sciences. The Fellows will be recruited to the 11 participating host universities/organizations, enabling them to link up with strong local research environments as well as with the national DDLS program. The DDLS program promotes collaborative interdisciplinary work and engagement with industry, healthcare and other national and international partners, such as WASP, with the aim of bridging the life science and data science communities.
The DDLS program will focus on four strategic areas of data-driven research: cell and molecular biology, evolution and biodiversity, precision medicine and diagnostics, epidemiology and infection biology. The first 20 junior group leaders to join the DDLS Fellows program are now recruited to different Swedish universities.
Each DDLS Fellow will receive a recruitment package of 17 MSEK, which is meant to cover 5 years of his/her own salary, two PhD students and two postdoc positions, as well as running costs. The Fellow positions are tenure-track, and the universities/organizations will assume the long-term responsibility of their support as tenured faculty.
The subject area cell and molecular biology concerns research that fundamentally transforms our knowledge about how cells function by peering into their molecular components in time and space, from single molecules to native tissue environments. This research subject area aims to lead the development or application of novel data-driven methods relying on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other computational techniques to analyze, integrate and make sense of cell and molecular data.
At Stockholm University the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute is looking to fill a position as DDLS fellow in data driven cell and molecular biology.
Datadriven Cell and Molecular Biology
Subject description, Stockholm University
The subject area concerns research that fundamentally transforms our knowledge about how cells function by peering into their molecular components in time and space, from single molecules to native tissue environments. The successful candidate is expected to lead the development or application of novel data-driven methods relying on machine learning, artificial intelligence, or other computational techniques to analyze and/or integrate and make sense of cellular and molecular data.
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.
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.
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.
Terms of employment
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 before the appointment as assistant professor expires. 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, the main workplace for this position will be at the Science for Life Laboratory. The formal employment will be at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW), Stockholm University. Assuming a successful promotion to Associate Professor, the main workplace will thereafter be at this department, located at Stockholm University main campus.
During the first five years, the position is funded by a grant from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to Stockholm University. Thereafter the position will be funded by the host department.
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Lena Mäler, telephone: +46 8 16 24 48, firstname.lastname@example.org. and Head of Department, Professor Neus Visa, +46 8 16 41 11, email@example.com.