Associate Professor in Molecular Cell Biology with focus on Protein Biogenesis and Function

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 08 Sep 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-2131-22

at The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute . Closing date: 9 August 2022.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) offers education at undergraduate, advanced and doctoral levels and is responsible for basic courses in cell and molecular biology. The department conducts experimental basic research in the fields of molecular cell biology, integrative biology and infection and immunobiology. The research at MBW builds on modern and advanced methodology and the research environment has a strong international profile. MBW is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with just over 30 research groups and about 180 employees, of which about 55 are doctoral students. Read more about MBW at .

Molecular cell biology with focus on protein biogenesis and function.

Subject description
The subject area encompasses molecular mechanisms that are responsible for protein biogenesis, protein homeostasis and/or regulation of protein function in eukaryotic model systems.

Main responsibilities
Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties. 

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, equal and special attention will be given to research and teaching skills. The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position. 

The following will also be considered:
- administrative skills
- the ability to develop and lead activities and staff

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
The position, in Swedish "universitetslektor", is a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish within a couple of years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Neus Visa, telephone: +46 8 16 41 11, .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position . The specific criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment .

You are welcome to apply!

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