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Group Leader with Cryo-EM expertise at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)

Molekylär Infektionsmedicin, Sverige




  • Typ av anställning Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Omfattning 100 %
  • Ort Umeå

MIMS ( ) seeks excellent young researchers who are interested in becoming new Group Leaders for innovative research in Molecular Infection Medicine.

MIMS intends to recruit a new Group Leader with Cryo-EM expertise in the coming year, and funding is at first for a five-year period, with the option of extension up to a total of nine years after external evaluation in the fourth year.

Applicants should have documented successful research in areas relevant to molecular infection medicine and research background and competence in Cryo-Electron Microscopy, as the new MIMS Group Leader also will be affiliated with The Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility as SciLifeLab Fellow (

The recruited researcher will receive extensive support in order to establish their own research group with participants at postdoctoral and doctoral level. Applicants are expected to conduct a successful research program in synergy with the multidisciplinary MIMS research environment and participate in collaborations and joint activities promoting research and exchanges within The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine

To qualify for employment you should have obtained a doctorate or corresponding scientific competence. You will also have undergone postdoctoral training and education in a relevant research area. Particular importance will be given to scientific skill. We are preferably looking for candidates who have reached a career level equivalent to that applicable for applicants to ERC Starting Grant. Therefore, those primarily considered should have obtained a doctoral degree, or corresponding qualifications, no later than two and no more than nine years before the application.

The applications will be evaluated by a Recruitment Committee that includes faculty representing EMBL and the nodes within The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. A top ranked group of applicants will be invited to interview with the Recruitment Committee. The assessment will result in a recommendation to be forwarded to the MIMS Executive Board for decision which will be the documented basis for an employment decision by the dean of the faculty involved and for decision about departmental affiliation.

The application should include the following:

  1. an introductory letter summarizing the applicant's career, previous research experience of relevance for molecular infection medicine, Cryo-EM and the future research career plans (1-2 pages),
  2. CV with a list of all scientific publications (with the five most important marked),
  3. a copy of the doctoral degree certificate,
  4. a short research plan (5 pages maximum) with a summary of expected results and importance in translational and molecular medical infection research.
  5. names and contact details for three reference persons.

For more information, please contact: Bernt Eric Uhlin, MIMS Director, +46-90-7856731, bernt.eric. uhlin(at) or Maria Fällman, MIMS Deputy Director, +46-90-7856725, maria.fallman(at)

Applications should be made via e-recruitment system Varbi and be received at the latest on March 26, 2018.


from 2018-05-01, or upon agreement


Bernt Eric Uhlin, professor, föreståndare för MIMS

+46 90 7865731

Maria Fällman, professor, vice-föreståndare, MIMS

+46 90 7856725

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-275-18


Monthly salary

Union representative


090-786 53 65


090-786 52 96


090-786 54 31