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Principal Researcher in cancer-related chromosome biology – Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


We are looking for a committed early career scientist working in the field of chromosome molecular biology with focus on chromatin topology and cancer-related research, including development of novel treatments at Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Principal Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Cell and Molecular biology

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a Principal Researcher, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise. The applicant must also be a Research Leader and have established their own line of research on cancer-related chromosome dynamics and function. The applicant should furthermore have shown documented, high-quality scientific production, particularly in the last six years.  An ability to energetically drive his/her research forward, and national and international recognition of previously performed research is also required. The applicant should also have obtained good, long-term and preferably external funding and have the potential to obtain further external funding.  The applicant should have shown teaching and supervision experience and demonstrated good leadership qualities.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has:

  • Shown ability to conduct internationally recognized high quality research as principal investigator.
  • Successfully applied for competitive external funding.
  • Experience from international research institutes/universities.

It is meritorious that the applicant has:

  • An extended international and national collaboration network.
  • Experience from organization committees of national and international conferences and seminar series.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The successful candidate is expected to establish and lead a research team towards novel discoveries within the subject area, and to disseminate these findings at the international arena in the form of scientific publications and presentations at national and international research conferences and seminars. Other included tasks are research development, recruitment, and management of personnel within the team, and fund raising. He/she should also teach and supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and actively participate in other departmental activities when called upon.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1205/2022

Application Procedure

We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

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Contact details

Prof. Camilla Björkegren, [email protected]

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