- with focus on research
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
Applications are invited for a position as Professor in translational
immunology. The position is placed at Karolinska Institutet, Department of
Clinical Neuroscience, Neuro division.
The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and
education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society
level. The clinical research and education are conducted in collaboration with
Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet
(KI) and other universities. Please visit our website for more
The Neuro division has a long history of successful research within
neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, stroke, brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease and brain and
spinal cord injuries. Much of this research today focuses on the role of
autoimmunity and neuroinflammation in diseases such as multiple sclerosis,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. A close collaboration
between clinic and research has been central to the advances, where clinically
anchored observations have driven research questions that have led to
innovative method development, which in turn has been returned and applied in
the clinic, to the benefit of care and patients. The researchers within the
division have significantly contributed to the rapid progress in this field
and have been successful in attracting internationally competitive research
funding. This has led to advances such as identification of disease-specific
pathogens and identification of possible new treatment strategies.
Currently, there are seven professors in neurology at the Neuro division, most
of whom have a research focus towards neuroinflammation. It is now important
to strengthen the methodological competence within translational immunology,
both to strengthen the immunological and neuroimmunological competence, and to
increase the extent and quality by which the department's research is
developed all the way to clinical application and innovation, so that new
research findings and improved methods benefit the healthcare system both
faster and to a larger degree.
The position as a Professor in translational immunology is ideal for a
competitive researcher with an established research group. The employment has
a focus on research, and the applicant is expected to perform research,
development, and application of immunological methods in studies of
autoimmunity, neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation at an internationally high
standard. The applicant is expected to successfully perform translational
research, aimed at developing experimental research methods into clinical
applications, and further into clinical trials. The employment requires that
the applicant also participates in graduate, postgraduate and doctoral
education, and in supervision of degree projects.
The Professorship may be combined with clinical employment.
To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have
demonstrated both research-and teaching expertise, as well as management,
development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the
Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).
To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have documented experience
of having carried out internationally competitive research in the area of
translational research, development of methods and innovation within
immunology with a focus on neuroimmunology, as well as having obtained
research funding in competition within this research area. The applicant shall
demonstrate a high proficiency in written and spoken English.
Bases of assessment
The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight
qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise
(1) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).
It is considered a merit if the applicant developed and applied immunological
methods in studies of autoimmunity and neuroinflammation, both in animals and
in humans. It is also considered a merit if the applicant has documented
experience and success in translational research and can demonstrate an
ability to develop experimental research methods for clinical application and
innovation, translated into clinical practice. Having demonstrated
collaboration with clinicians as well as having a well-established national
and international collaboration in the research fields of immunology,
neuroimmunology and autoimmunity is considered meritorious. Collaboration
with, and experience from, the industry that reflects the applicant's ability
to utilize, innovate and clinically apply research findings and methods, is
also considered a merit. Education in and experience from academic leadership
is also a merit.
The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher
education training in teaching or have equivalent competence in accordance
with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations
for qualification as a higher education teacher. If the person appointed for
the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the
appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of
After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, KI
will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute
to a positive development of the activities at KI in general, and to the
activities at the Neuro division, CNS, in particular.
What do we offer?
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
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
Location: Karolinska Institutet - Solna
The Department of Clinical Neuroscience
The Division of Neuro
We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply
in Swedish. Your 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 in English. All of the
submitted documents shall therefore be written in English.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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