Assistant Professor in Functional genomics of adaptations in animals

  • Stockholm
  • Ref. No. SU FV-4398-22

at the Department of Zoology. Closing date: 15 February 2023.

Stockholm University is a leading European university and one of the world’s top 100 institutes for higher education and research. Stockholm University has more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff. Sweden and Stockholm are consistently placed very high on global lists ranking quality of life, safety and social security.

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLife Lab) is a national center for large-scale biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research and is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute, the Royal Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University. The position as assistant professor (tenure-track) in Functional genomics of adaptations in animals is within the SciLife Lab Fellows program, a career program aiming at strengthening Swedish research in Molecular Biosciences. SciLifeLab activities in Stockholm are located at a dedicated campus, Campus Solna, and the SciLifeLab fellow will be located at Campus Solna. The position comes with generous financial support for recruiting co-workers and for sustaining research activities during the six years as assistant professor.

The advertised Assistant Professorship in Functional genomics of adaptations in animals is at the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University, located at the Arrhenius Laboratories at the Stockholm University campus, but the current position will initially be housed primarily at the Solna campus of SciLifeLab-Stockholm. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Professor is to carry out research, together with limited teaching responsibilities at the Department of Zoology. In case the successful candidate achieves tenure and obtains a permanent position as associate professor this will be housed at the Department of Zoology.

The Department of Zoology consists of five divisions: Population Genetics, Ecology, Ethology, Functional Morphology, and Systematics and Evolution, thus covering research on animals from all angles. Research on the evolution of animal adaptations is a theme in common for all divisions, and the atmosphere is vibrant and highly cooperative. An assistant professor in Functional genomics of adaptations in animals would be highly complementary to existing research, with many opportunities for collaboration.

Subject

Functional genomics of adaptations in animals

Subject description

The subject covers functional genomics research on the processes and mechanisms that generate and maintain adaptations and genetic diversity within and across vertebrate or invertebrate species.

Main responsibilities

Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

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.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Thereafter, attention will be given to the relevance of planned research within SciLifeLab. Teaching skills will also be considered.

In the case of otherwise similar qualifications, the following criteria will be used to distinguish between candidates:• Planned research that includes utilization of the following and similar platforms in combination: genomic data, single-cell or spatial transcriptomics, protein expression or spatial proteomics, gene manipulation tools, and metabolomic analyses, alternatively experience thereof.• Planned research that includes comparative evolutionary analyses, alternatively, experience thereof.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Additional information

The fellow is expected to use a combination of service platforms offered by SciLifeLab (e.g. genomic data, single-cell or spatial transcriptomics, protein expression or spatial proteomics, gene manipulation tools, and metabolomic analyses).

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 of employment, the main workplace for the successful candidate will be SciLifeLab, Campus Solna, but some teaching and collegial contacts on research is expected at the Department of Zoology.

The position as assistant professor (tenure-track) in Functional adaptation genomics in animals is within the SciLifeLab Fellows program, a career program aiming at strengthening Swedish research in Molecular Biosciences. SciLifeLab activities in Stockholm are located at a dedicated campus, Campus Solna, and the SciLifeLab fellow will be located at Campus Solna. The position comes with generous financial support for recruiting co-workers and for sustaining research activities during the six years as assistant professor.

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

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Sören Nylin, soren.nylin@zoologi.su.se or Professor Christopher West Wheat, chris.wheat@zoologi.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86, mikael.stenberg@su.se.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application

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.

You are welcome to apply! 

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Closing date: 15/02/2023