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 neuroscience. 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 candidates will be working in close proximity to established research groups within the focus area of neuroscience. The candidates are 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 new network of WCMM centres at Gothenburg, Linköping and Lund Universities as well the Science for Life Laboratories in Stockholm/Uppsala.
The successful candidates will primarily be conducting research. Up to 20% of the employment can be devoted to teaching so that the criteria for promotion to a tenure track position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Universitetslektor) can be fulfilled within six years.
Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor in neuroscience within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University
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., September 10, 2009, at the latest. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this time could 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. 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.
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