Assistant Professor in cancer research

Umeå University
Sweden (SE)
20 Dec 2017
17 Jan 2018
AN 2.2.1-2113-17
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor in cancer research within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University

Project description 
The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University has been established as part of a national agenda with the goal of regaining a leading position for Sweden within medical research. The Centre is a collaboration between Knut and Alice Wallenberg’s Foundation, Umeå University, Västerbotten County Council, the Kempe Foundations and the Cancer Foundation for Northern Sweden. In this call, the Centre is looking for up to two outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within the area of cancer research. The positions are provided with a generous 6-year support package including funding equivalent to two Postdoctoral Associates, two PhD Student recruitments and 6 million SEK for running costs. The successful candidates will be working in strong internationally recognized research environments and have access to excellent local and national research infrastructures including unique collections of longitudinal samples in existing biobanks.

Work description 
The successful candidate will be working in close proximity to established research groups within the focus area of cancer. The candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a strong research program complementing on-going research within molecular medicine at Umeå University, and to take active part in collaborative research opportunities and exchange programs within the network of WCMM centres at Gothenburg, Linköping and Lund Universities as well the Science for Life Laboratories in Stockholm/Uppsala.

We are seeking outstanding candidates with documented excellent research in fields relevant to molecular medicine. The candidate must have appropriate postdoctoral training outside the university at which the PhD was defended. To be eligible for the positions, candidates must have a PhD degree completed no more than eight years prior to the deadline for the application, i.e., February 4, 2010, at the latest. A candidate who has completed the degree prior to this time can be given equal priority if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical employment, appointment of trust in trade union organizations or similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria and weighting of criteria 
The evaluation will be based on all the listed assessment criteria in following order of priority: 1) scientific proficiency, 2) pedagogical abilities, 3) administrative skills, ability to initiate interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to interact and communicate research with the community and leadership experience.

Tenure track evaluation
The position is part of Umeå University’s tenure track system, in which an Assistant Professor has the right to apply, and be evaluated, for promotion to a tenured position[1] as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor. To be eligible for consideration for tenure, the application must be made within six years of taking up the position. If the Assistant Professor is not promoted to tenure, the position will be handled in accordance with existing rules for transition and redundancy.  

Applications should be made via the e-recruitment system MyNetwork Pro.

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We welcome your application! 

Last application date 2018-02-04


Director för WCMM, Professor Tommy Olsson +46 90-785 18 45,

Co-Director för WCMM, Professor Maréne Landström +46 90-785 24 58,

Dean, Patrik Danielson +46 90-786 58 93,

[1] I.e., employed until further noticed (Swedish: tillsvidareanställning) in accordance with Swedish labor law.


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Registration number AN 2.2.1-2113-17 Salary Månadslön Union representative

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SEKO 090-786 52 96

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