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MIMS Clinical Research Fellows

Forskning LCBU2019 call for applications

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 open now!

 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.

Application process

This is a three-stage process. During stages 1 and 2 we offer to help interested clinicians to find basic research partners and to develop their project together. Only the final application (stage 3) is obligatory.

Stage 1: Expression of interest. Submit not later than Aug 30, 2019:

  • A brief CV
  • 1-page summary of your research idea (postdoc project) in infection medicine
  • Potential or agreed basic research collaborator(s) at MIMS/Umeå, at Nordic EMBL Partnership nodes in Oslo, Aarhus or Helsinki, or in the EMBL network

SUBMISSION:  Please send your documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stage 2: Workshop. Preliminary dates: Nov 6-8, 2019
MIMS will invite to a workshop where interested candidates can meet potential collaborators to refine their project ideas.

We can help to match clinical and basic researchers.
The sooner we know about a project idea, the better we can help.

Stage 3:  Full application. Due date: Jan 31, 2020.

Details on how to prepare the final application will be provided in the autumn.

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.

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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