Karolinska Institutet

Assistant Professor in Cellular Therapy of Cancer

2024-08-03 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Center for Cellular Cancer Therapy (C3T), Karolinska Institutet (KI), is a recently formed research constellation funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council following a call for national for Centers of Research Excellence. We encompass basic, translational, and clinical principal investigators with a focus on understanding and improving immunotherapies against cancer. Our overall aim is to expand competence and create an international competitive platform at KI within the rapidly developing field of living drugs against cancer.

C3T invests in the recruitment of leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific
merits and future potential to drive their own research projects and establish themselves as group leaders. The initiative is in line with Strategy 2030 at KI and is for research within the field of Medical science. These positions as Assistant Professor with possibility to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer is a part of this investment. The appointments are financed by C3T, which provides a dynamic and collaborative environment, laboratories equipped with state of the art molecular and cellular techniques, as well as access to a large range of advanced core facilities within KI.

Your mission

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for six years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer. The purpose of the employment as Assistant Professor is to develop research skills as an independent researcher and acquire the scientific and pedagogical qualifications required for eligibility for appointment as Senior Lecturer. The employment has a focus on research but may also include other tasks in education or management positions within the department or faculty. The terms for the employment are to be negotiated with the recipient department.

Eligibility requirements

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor.
Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. 

Special grounds refer to:

  • parental leave,
  • positions of trust in trade union organizations
  •  mandatory service in the total defense forces
  •  long-term illness
  •  general medical internship (maximum 24 months)
  •  specialist medical residency for clinically active professionals (maximum 24 months).

Ground, dates and extent must be clearly specified in the application and verified with relevant

The applicant should, in recent years, have conducted research of high quality within the field of cancer immunotherapy, and demonstrate an ability to continue to conduct research of high quality.

The applicant should have published in internationally leading journals in his/her field in recent years and occupy a prominent place in the list of authors, preferably as first author and/or last author.The applicant must have the capability, as the principal applicant, to obtain external financing

Bases of assessment

Scientific expertise and excellence will be the most important criteria when assessing applicants.

Applicants will be assessed on their scientific expertise mainly based on two assessment criteria; the Applicant’s competence and the Scientific quality of the project within the scope of cellular
immunotherapy of cancer

What do we offer?

A creative, international and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. 


Center for Cellular Cancer Therapy (C3T) | Karolinska Institutet (ki.se)


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.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2024-08-03.

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

Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to the agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100
City: Flemingsberg
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-2584/2024
  1. Yenan Bryceson, yenan.bryceson@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Sidinh Luc, SACO, sidinh.luc@ki.se
  2. Belinda Pannagel, belinda.pannagel@ki.se
  3. Mari Gilljam, OFR, mari.gilljam@ki.se
Published: 2024-06-20
Last application date: 2024-08-03

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Assistant Professor in Cellular Therapy of Cancer
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sverige
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2024-08-03 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-03 23:59 (CET)
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