Assistant professor in data driven cell and molecular biology
Medical faculty, Linköping University
DDLS Fellows program
The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) is a 12-year initiative funded with a total of SEK 3,1 billion 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 PhD students, 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. We are now looking for the first 20 junior group leaders to join us as DDLS Fellows.
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 future of life science is data-driven. Will you be leading that change with us?
Then apply now!
hereby advertises a position as
Assistant professor in data-driven cell and molecular biology
formally based at one of the Departments within the Medical faculty
Data-driven cell and molecular biology
Description of the subject area
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. 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.
We will accept applications in the broad field of data-driven cell and molecular biology. Further information about our strong areas can be found at https://liu.se/en/research/wcmm/ddls-cell
An assistant professor’s duties may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels. The pedagogic approach of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences stresses learner-driven education.
Duties include performing independent research in the subject area at an internationally competitive level. Experience of research within the subject field, or a field with obvious relevance for research within the subject field, is required. Experience from postdoctoral research outside of Sweden is meriting. It is meriting if the suggested research fits well with the research at Linköping University. The position includes interactions with the Wallenberg Center of Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at LiU as well as the national DDLS program.
The holder of the appointment is expected to be merited (both in teaching and research) for promotion to senior lecturer after 5 years. Teaching is performed in English or Swedish.
Employment as an Assistant professor
The purpose of the employment as an Assistant professor is to give the teacher the opportunity to develop independence as a researcher and to obtain both the scientific and teaching qualifications required for employment as senior lecturer.
An applicant who has received a Degree of Doctor or has the equivalent academic expertise shall be qualified for this appointment.
Priority shall be given to a person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or achieved equivalent academic expertise no more than five years before the deadline for applications for employment as research fellow. A person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or has achieved equivalent expertise at a previous date may, however, be considered in special circumstances. Special circumstances is here used to describe: sick leave, parental leave, and other similar circumstances.
Grounds for assessment
As grounds for assessment when appointing an Assistant professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.
As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to other conditions of eligibility.
For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency.
Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research.
Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.
The position will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointments Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who make the short list for the position.
Form of employment
An assistant professor may be employed until further notice, for a minimum period of four years and a maximum period of six years, as determined by the institution of higher education before the employment begins. The employment may be renewed, by a maximum period of two years, if, as a consequence of sick absence, parental leave, or other special circumstances of the assistant professor, additional time is necessary in order to achieve the purpose of the employment.
The length of employment for this position is 5 years.
An assistant professor shall, after application, be promoted to senior lecturer if he/she is qualified for employment as senior lecturer and has been assessed following a test to be suitable for such employment according to the grounds for assessment that the institution of higher education has determined. The grounds for assessment are stated in the Rules of Appointment of Linköping University, p 5.2 (LiU-2021-01204).
The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.
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Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than September 5th, 2021.
Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.
Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application.
Please note that printed publications will not be returned. They will be archived at Linköping University.
In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.
Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity. We look forward to receiving your application!
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