Karolinska Institutet

Professor in Molecular Pathology

2024-08-12 (Europe/Stockholm)
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- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Laboratory Medicine (LabMed) within Karolinska Institutet (KI) consists of seven divisions where teaching and research is performed in pathology, clinical pharmacology, clinical physiology, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, clinical immunology and transfusion medicine. Labmed is involved in teaching on a large scale and is active in 10 of KI's 19 undergraduate programs. The division conducts translational research through a combination of strong basic scientific and clinical competence and has a tradition of conducting research on clinical material.

Description of the subject area

Molecular pathology is a broad and dynamic field of research that encompasses the entire spectrum of molecular changes that initiate and contribute to tumor development in humans and that is crucial for the development of clinical diagnostics and treatment. These can, for example, consist of stable or dynamic changes that produce effects at both the gene and protein level and are seen within subpopulations of cancer cells. The analyzes can include studies in various model systems for human cancer as well as analyzes in tissue samples from patients. The research within the Division of Pathology aims to identify molecular mechanisms for disease development and develop new diagnostics and treatment with a focus on various tumor diseases and inflammatory conditions.

Molecular pathology will be integrated with other subjects within courses focused on basic science and clinical medicine.

Your mission

We are looking for an experienced and competent teacher and researcher who can be the representative for molecular tumor pathology and lead the innovative work that is ongoing in teaching and research at the Division of Pathology.

You will have overall educational responsibility for integrating pathology with other courses within the medical program and other relevant undergraduate programs such as the dental, biomedical, biomedical analyst and nursing programs. You will also develop the teaching group's teaching in pathology, which will include recruitment of new teachers.

You will be an academic leader for experimental and basic science research in pathology, as well as strengthen the translational research environment in both national and international networks.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible to be employed as a professor with a focus on education and research is someone who has demonstrated excellent pedagogical skills and good scientific skills. (See instructions for employment arrangements for teachers at Karolinska Institutet.).

You must be active in education in pathology and have experience in teaching and overall course planning as well as development in the subject area of ​​human pathology at basic level and/or advanced level in various educational programs.

You must have an active research activity and demonstrate documented experience of research in molecular pathology. You must have received your own research grants in national competition and have collaborations with other universities, nationally and internationally.

In addition, you must have completed 10 weeks of higher education pedagogic training (or have equivalent competence) according to SUHF's recommendations for qualifying higher education pedagogic training.

As the position includes an educational assignment, in addition to English, you must possess knowledge and skills in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish (C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(GERS).

Assessment criteria

For this position, merits will be weighted as follows: scientific skill (2), pedagogical skill (3), management, development and collaboration skills (2).

In the case of employment as a professor at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria specified in the instructions to the employment order applies in relation to the established employment profile.

It is particularly meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Scientific production of good quality in molecular pathology
  • Clear line of research as a research leader in molecular pathology
  • You will act as a research leader and conduct high-quality research in human molecular pathology as well as supervise doctoral students and/or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Extensive teaching experience in pathology and molecular pathology in medical and other undergraduate programs.

It is meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Experience as a course instructor in pathology

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.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment filled with competence and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and have the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you meet researchers with different research orientations who work together. It is the cross-border collaboration that contributes to KI's world-leading position in research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are trained at KI. A close relationship with healthcare is important to create education and research of the highest quality. As a university, Karolinska Institutet is also a state authority. This means that you as an employee receive good benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Flemingsberg


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Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Upon agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Huddinge
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-2063/2022
  1. Matti Sällberg, dekan, matti.sallberg@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  2. Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-52483746
Published: 2024-06-18
Last application date: 2024-08-12

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Professor in Molecular Pathology
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-12 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-12 23:59 (CET)
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