Co-Director for SciLifeLab

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

SciLifeLab (Science for Life Laboratory) is a center with four host universities in Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden: Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab is a national resource for large-scale life sciences with a focus on health and environment.

The center provides a multi-disciplinary research environment with strong technology platforms, where advanced techniques and analytical expertise enable both hypothesis-driven and large-scale research in molecular biosciences and translational research. The center has built nine national technology platforms including genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and drug development. The platforms offer service and education for all Swedish researchers in the respective fields as well as for researchers within industry and health care.

Uppsala University is announcing a position as researcher with a commission as Co-Director for Science for Life Laboratory. Both employees of Uppsala University and those at present not employed by the university are welcome to apply.

Duties: The commission as Co-Director for Science for Life Laboratory is included in the duties for a period of six years at 50 percent. The appointment for the commission may be renewed. In addition to this the researched will conduct his/her own research. Teaching duties may be included.

Duties as Co-Director: Work with the director and with the SciLifeLab management group to handle issues regarding SciLifeLab national infrastructure and research. Take part in overseeing the execution of decisions by the SciLifeLab national board in particular those relating to facilities outside the Stockholm-Uppsala region. Lead the national administration of SciLifeLab together with the Director. Serve as a coordinating and strategic planning contact between SciLifeLab and university representatives outside the Stockholm-Uppsala region, including the KAW-funded Molecular Medicine centers and the MAX IV infrastructure. Take part in building national research communities and collaborations for the SciLifeLab. Become familiar with developments in life science research areas at the different Swedish national sites and emerging new infrastructures. Serve as a coordinating contact between SciLifeLab and VR for national infrastructure networks.

Professorship: If the candidate fulfills the requirements for a position as professor at Uppsala University, and the candidate does not at present hold such a position, a professorship may be considered at a later stage.

Qualifications: Professor-level competence or similar research experience. Broad understanding and experience of multi-disciplinary large-scale research in molecular biosciences. Documented experience in leading international projects of interdisciplinary character in academia, industry or health-care. Documented leadership experience. An ability to, in a motivating and structured way, promote a good climate of cooperation within the center. Experience of international research with a focus on molecular biosciences. A genuine interest in creating an excellent Swedish research center with strong reliance with leading researchers as well as an easy access to the platform services for researchers all over Sweden. An interest to translate research results towards health care, industry and society at large. Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing

Placement: The position will be placed at a department within the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy or the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology at Uppsala University.

Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Individual salaries

For further information about the position please contact
Martin Wahlen,018-471 1881 or Stellan Sandler, 018-471 1430.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-01-31, UFV-PA 2016/3276.

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/3276

Last application date: 2017-01-31


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