Stockholm university

Tenure-Track position as Assistant Professor in Data-Driven Evolution and Biodiversity

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Data-Driven Evolution and Biodiversity. The successful candidate will receive a start-up package of 17 million SEK (approx. 1.6 million US dollars) to establish his/her independent research group at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm, with access to state-of-the-art technical facilities. The successful candidate will be affiliated with either the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), Department of Zoology, or Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB).

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Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the most prominent science faculty in Sweden and provides a dynamic, collaborative and stimulating environment for research and education at the highest international level with a broad range of available core facilities. Research in the area of Evolution and Biodiversity is already strong in several departments in the Faculty of Science. We are now searching for junior research leaders to join and complement the existing research community through a focus on data-driven strategies. The successful candidate will be able to benefit from the broad expertise in that already exists in the evolutionary and biodiversity subjects at Department of Zoology, DEEP and DBB. These three departments are located at both the main campus in Frescati and at SciLifeLab Campus Solna and offer ample opportunities for collaborative initiatives among a broad range of disciplines. Research at DBB covers the fields of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, bioinformatics and neurochemistry. The research at the Department of Zoology covers a wide range of topics in exciting areas around biology- from genomics to ecosystems, nerve cells to behaviour and evolution to conservation. The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) hosts broad multidisciplinary research with a strong focus on evolution and biodiversity in both terrestrial and aquatic systems, across spatial, temporal and taxonomic scales."


Stockholm University

Stockholm University is Sweden’s largest university with approximately 30.000 full-time students, 1.400 PhD students and almost 6.000 staff members. The main Frescati campus is located in the world’s first national city park near the Baltic Sea, but also close to the city centre and other leading universities such as Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology. Stockholm University is ranked among the top universities in the world and successfully attracts external, competitive research funding from national and international sources. Several of the faculty are world leaders in their fields and participate in selecting the Nobel laureates in Chemistry and Physics.


National Program for Data-Driven Life Science

Stockholm University is a founding member of the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), a national research infrastructure hub for cross-disciplinary life sciences focusing on high-throughput state-of-the-art technologies. SciLifeLab coordinates a national program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), a 12-year initiative funded by 3,1 billion SEK from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation that involves 11 Swedish universities. The purpose of the program is to recruit and train the next generation of data-driven life science leaders and to create globally leading computational and data science capabilities in life sciences in Sweden. The DDLS Fellows will be recruited as independent group leaders to the participating host universities/organisations, enabling them to link up with local solid research environments and the national DDLS program.

Application period: 15 July - 15 October 2023

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For inquiries about the position, do not hesitate to contact Lena Mäler, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science,