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MIMS Clinical Research Fellows

Forskning LCBU2019 call for applications

(UPDATED (2019-12-10!)

With its programme for Clinical Research Fellows MIMS aims to strengthen translational infection research locally and nationally by providing early stage clinicians anywhere in Sweden with research time and collaboration opportunities.

The 2019 CALL for MIMS Clinical Research Fellows is updated!

What a MIMS Clinical Research Fellowship offers:

  • Guaranteed research time (equivalent to 50% over 2 years) at the Fellow’s institution paid by MIMS.
  • Salary for joint postdoctoral researcher for 2 years to work with a collaborator in basic research.
  • An obligatory research collaboration with a basic researcher at MIMS or in the Nordic EMBL Partnership, which will also facilitate access to facilities and expertise at Umeå, EMBL or nodes of the Nordic Partnership in many areas including
    • Metabolomics
    • Chemical biology
    • Structural biology
    • Imaging
    • Bioinformatics
    • Epidemiology
    • Cellular genomics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Molecular biology
  • Regular networking among a thriving community of fellows and group leaders at courses, symposia and conferences.

Call for full application. 
Due date: Jan 31, 2020.

Successful candidates should have:

  • A strong background in research
  • A good project idea.
  • Access to an appropriate local research environment for their project.
  • A strong case for how collaboration with researchers at MIMS or one of its European partner institutes can add value to their work.
  • Hold a medical degree, active as clinician and a PhD
  • You are early in your research career.

Projects will need to be clearly driven by the clinical scientist. MIMS will consider the quality and feasibility of the proposed research, and the impact the fellowship can have on the fellow’s ability to consolidate their career as a clinical researcher.

Please send your final application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Jan 31, 2020.


New: Instructions for applicants:

Your application should contain a project description and a current CV, showing details of current and previous funding and peer-reviewed publication.

The project description should contain the sections below. It should be prepared observing the page limits stated and using a font no smaller than Times 11 pt.

Project summary (up to 200 words)

Research project (no more than 2 pages,)

  • Describe the scientific background to the proposed research.
  • What are the overall objectives and specific aims?
  • Provide details on study design.
  • Consider ethics, if required.
  • Clearly distinguish your contributions to the project and those of any collaborators, considering that the Fellow is expected to be the main intellectual driver behind the work.
  • What will be the short and long-term impact of your research on clinical practice?
  • Provide full references. The bibliography does not count towards the page limit.

Use and impact of resources (up to half a page).

  • How does the science in your project relate to your previous research and clinical work, and in which way is it relevant to your future plans?
  • Are there synergies between the aims of your research and your clinical practice, now and in future?
  • How do you anticipate your clinical career will develop during the course of the fellowship?
  • What will be the impact of guaranteed research time and how are you planning to use it?
  • What will be the impact of the postdoctoral position? How will the position be used? Describe, for instance, how the postdoc will spend their time between collaborators.

Institutional support (up to half a page).

  • Which support will your institution provide to ensure the success of your research, for instance in terms of laboratory or office space or administrative support, access to equipment, etc.

Interactions with MIMS (very brief, up to half a page)

  • What are your expectations of being part of the MIMS community?
  • How do you think you will contribute?

Contact for more information:

Oliver Billker, director of MIMS, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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