Assistant Professor in ecotoxicogenomics
Tenure track position at the
Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry.
Closing date: 29 May 2017.
Stockholm University is a leading European university and one of the world’s top 100 institutes of higher education and
research. Stockholm University has more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff.
The Science for Life Laboratory
(SciLifeLab) is a national center for large-scale biosciences with a focus on health and
environmental research. It is a collaboration between Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute
of Technology, and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab-Stockholm is located in a new building on the Karolinska Institutet campus.
The advertised Assistant Professorship in Ecotoxicogenomics will be appointed as a SciLifeLab Fellow, working mainly at
SciLifeLab, Solna Solna and hosted by the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry
(ACES) at Stockholm
University. ACES is a multidisciplinary department located at the Stockholm University campus. With some 200 faculty,
researchers, doctoral students and support staff from over 30 countries, the department gathers scientists from diverse
fields in the natural sciences to study environmental phenomena. Its research spans five major areas, of which one is
ecotoxicology. In this area, an important aim is to build mechanistic understanding of chemical effects in ecotoxicologically
relevant model systems. ACES recently hired a Professor in Toxicological Environmental Chemistry to establish its first
research group at SciLifeLab-Stockholm. With this Assistant Professorship in Ecotoxicogenomics, our ambition is to continue
building a strong contaminant-effects research environment at SciLifeLab that utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and
resources for molecular biosciences.
Studies of early-life stage epigenomic alterations resulting from chemical contaminant exposure, and of the biomolecular and
phenotypic consequences in ecotoxicologically relevant model systems.
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.
In order to qualify for the position of assistant professor, the applicant must have received a doctoral degree or equivalent
qualifications. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a doctoral degree or attained equivalent qualifications
no more than seven years prior to the expiry of the application period.
All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to
perform one’s duties.
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, followed in importance by how the planned
research fits into the SciLifeLab research environment. Teaching skills will also be considered.
The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.
An assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than four years. The contract may be extended to a
maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.
The assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria
for promotion have been adopted by the Faculty of Science. An application for promotion to associate professor should be
submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires. An employee seeking
promotion to associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. Female
applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Magnus Breitholtz, telephone: +46 70 600 2686,
and Professor Jonathan Martin, telephone: +46 8 16 20 29,
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+46 8 16 22 92, firstname.lastname@example.org
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