SU: Tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in data-driven Cell and Molecular Biology

Stockholm University

Application deadline

September 5, 2021

Tenure-track positions as Assistant Professor in Data-Driven Cell and Molecular Biology

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is seeking to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Data-Driven Cell and Molecular Biology. The successful candidates will receive a start-up package of 17 million SEK (approx. 2 million US dollars) to establish their independent research groups at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, with access to state-of-the-art technical units.

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The Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the largest science faculty in Sweden and provides a dynamic, collaborative and stimulating environment for research and education at the highest international level with a broad range of available core units. Cell and Molecular Biology is already strong at several departments in the Faculty of Science and we are now searching for junior research leaders to join and complement the existing research community through a focus on data-driven strategies. The successful candidates will be able to benefit from the already existing broad expertise in experimental and theoretical life sciences and will have ample opportunities to engage in collaborative initiatives with scientists from various disciplines.   

Stockholm University

Stockholm University is Sweden’s largest university with approximately 30.000 full time students, 1.400 PhD students and almost 6.000 members of staff. The main Frescati campus is located in the world’s first national city park near the Baltic Sea, but also close to the city center and other leading universities such as Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology. Stockholm University is ranked among the top universities in the world and successfully attracts external, competitive research funding from both national and international sources. Several of the faculty are world leaders in their fields and participate in selecting the Nobel laureates in Chemistry and Physics.

National program for Data-Driven Life Science

Stockholm University is a founding member of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a national research infrastructure and a hub for cross-disciplinary life sciences with focus on high-throughput state-of-the-art technologies. SciLifeLab will coordinate a national program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), a 12-year initiative funded by 3,1 billion SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation that will involve 11 Swedish universities. The purpose of the program is to recruit and train the next-generation of data-driven life science leaders, and to create globally leading computational and data science capabilities in life science in Sweden. The DDLS Fellows will be recruited as independent group leaders to the participating host universities/organizations, enabling them to link up with strong local research environments, as well as with the national DDLS program. 

At Stockholm University, the two DDLS Fellows that are now being recruited in Cell and Molecular Biology will become affiliated with either the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the Department of Environmental Science or the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, depending on research interests and specific scientific profile.


For inquiries about these positions, do not hesitate to contact the department heads.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics:
Department of Environmental Science:
Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute:

Last updated: 2021-07-01

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