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Open call: Group Leader at MIMS

MIMS seeks excellent young researchers who are interested in becoming new Group Leaders for innovative research in Molecular Infection Medicine. MIMS intends to finance up to three new Group Leader appointments in the coming year, and funding is primarily for at first at longest 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. For one of the appointments, applicants should have research background and competence in cryo-electron microscopy, as the Group Leader also will be affiliated with The Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility ( as SciLifeLab Fellow.

The recruited researchers will receive extensive support in order to establish their own research group with participants at postdoctoral and doctoral level. Applicants are also expected to be able to supplement their research budget through their own national and international research grants. Applicants are expected to conduct a successful research program in synergy with the multidisciplinary research environment that surrounds MIMS and also 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 has obtained 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 each of 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.

The application should include the following:

  1. an introductory letter summarizing the applicant's career, previous research experience of relevance for molecular infection medicine (and of cryo-EM if applicable) 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Maria Fällman, MIMS Deputy Director, +46-90-7856725, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications should be made via e-recruitment system Varbi at Umeå University and be received at the latest 2017-09-12.

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