Associate Professor in Preclinical Proteomics
Royal Institute of Technology

Associate Professor in Preclinical Proteomics W Focus on Monogenic Diseases

KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Preclinical proteomics with a focus on monogenic diseases.

Subject description

The subject includes studies of the relationship between changes in a specific gene and the accompanying disease, including clinically relevant parameters that can improve care, lead to the development of specific diagnostic, predictive and prognostic tests, and new therapies, for related diseases. It aims to develop methodology, referring to both experimental and theoretical aspects, in order to be able to map molecular differences between healthy and sick patients through analysis of human genes and proteins, and to use the knowledge to develop biotechnological applications for clinical use.


The tasks include leading educational activities and pedagogical development, as well as implementing teaching of high international quality at the basic, advanced and research level in the field of preclinical proteomics. The position includes performing research at a high international level in the subject area, including to develop new sustainable methodologies that can lead to the development of clinical applications for diagnostics, to follow-up of disease progression and / or treatment effect in patients with monogenic diseases. The goal is to work with specific research questions and also to combine and integrate experimental data, derived from different technology platforms, with theoretical analysis methods and bioinformatics for mapping disease states. Through this work, the associate professor is expected to contribute to fulfilling KTH's goals in sustainable development. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If necessary, a language plan is drawn up to support employment.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve, and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2. apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • teaching skills in the subject field, including experience of leading educational activities and pedagogical development.
  • research expertise in the subject field, demonstrated through scientific publication, conference participation, and participation in research collaborations.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities, for example collaboration with health care and the pharmaceutical industry.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • experience of supervising postdocs, doctoral students, and students at basic and advanced level.
  • interpersonal skills.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm eller Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2021-0029
Cecilia Williams, Head of Department, 08 790 98 91;
Stefan Ståhl, Vice Head of Department, 08-790 96 26;
Published 03.Mar.2021
Last application date 26.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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