Faculty Funded Career Positions

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Karolinska Institutet is launching an investment programme to recruit leading junior researchers with particularly outstanding scientific merits and future potential. The investments are being made in medical science for both pre-clinical and clinical research.

Application period: 20 February - 20 March 2017.

Right now (2017)

Selected applicants have been invited for interview.

Number of total applicants:

Assistant professor - 169
Senior researcher 2 years - 26
Senior researcher 5 years - 96

Interviews for Assistant professor will be held on 9 - 10 October and for Senior researcher (5 years) on 23 - 24 October.

The Board of Research is announcing positions at three different levels:

  • assistant professorships (four years),
  • senior researcher (two years, extension of existing assistant professorships) and
  • senior researcher (five years).

Applicants are competitively assessed and the most qualified candidates will be offered the funds to create positions. The employment as assistant professor is a fixed-term position, whereas the positions as senior researcher are permanent positions with funding for two and five years, respectivley.

Position as Assistant Professor

  • 1 000 000 SEK per year in four years, up to eight positions.
  • Assistant professorships are fixed-term (and carry a merit value) and are to last a maximum of four years.
  • Funding will be made available on condition that employment commences at one of Karolinska Institutet’s departments not more than twelve months after the allocation decision has been taken. The recipient departments are responsible for recruitment and fixing salaries.
  • A start-up grant for research is awarded applicants from other universities granted a position as assistant professor from the announcement. The applicant must not have an employment or activity at Karolinska Institutet by application deadline. The start-up grant is a non-recurring amount of SEK 750,000. 

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Position as Senior Researcher (extension of existing assistant professorships)

  • 1 000 000 SEK per year in two years, up to eight positions. 
  • The position of senior researcher is to be appointed on a permanent basis. The employment as senior researcher must commence not more than twelve months after the assistant professor term has expired. The recipient departments are responsible for recruitment and fixing salaries.

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Senior Researcher (five years)

  • 1 200 000 SEK per year in five years, up to eight positions.
  • The position of senior researcher is to be appointed on a permanent basis and funding will be made available on condition that employment commences at one of Karolinska Institutet’s departments not more than twelve months after the allocation decision has been taken. The recipient departments are responsible for recruitment and fixing salaries.

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Questions about the announcement?

Academic Appointments Unit 
e-mail: academic-appointments@ki.se

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