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3 Positions as Scientists/Research Project Leaders in Biomedicine

Dear Colleagues,

Here is an opportunity to carry out funded research in Sweden on bio-
medical research including malaria, and is open to all nationalities. 
The program aims to develop promising young scientists into project 
leaders capable of conducting independent research. The closing date 
for the pre-application is 3 September 2001.

Andrea Egan, PhD
Multilateral Initiative on Malaria
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Building 31, Room B2C39
Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Tel: +1-301-402-6680
Fax: +1-301-402-2056

Three Positions as Scientists/Research Project Leaders in Biomedicine 
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is a university with an exclusive focus on 
medicine and one of the largest centers for biomedical research and 
education in Northern Europe. With nearly 6,000 students, more than 
2,000 PhD-students and about 3,500 employees, Karolinska Institutet 
is responsible for more than a third of all university-based biomedi-
cal research and about 30% of the medical training in Sweden. Award-
ing the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has given Karolinska 
Institutet an invaluable contact network throughout the medical sci-
entific community.

Karolinska Institutet has initiated a program to recruit, support and 
promote outstanding young scientists expected to become future lead-
ers in biomedical research. The entire program consists of ten pro-
jects with five-year grants in a wide range of areas. In the present 
phase of the program, we welcome applications for three positions as 
program is open to scientists in all different areas of biomedicine. 
At Karolinska Institutet research in e.g. structural biology, genet-
ics and genomics, cell and developmental biology, molecular medicine, 
neuroscience, cancer biology, infectious diseases, allergies and im-
munology, is well developed but applicants can be in any area of bio-

The program is open to younger scientists from all over the world. 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (not older than 10 years) and ap-
propriate post-doctoral experience. We are encouraging applications 
from scientists who have a strong research record and are able to 
provide a dynamic leadership. Successful candidates are expected to 
develop independent lines of research that will strengthen and com-
plement related research programs at Karolinska Institutet.

Karolinska Institutet will fund each project for five years with a 
budget of up to SEK 2 million per year (approximately US$ 187,315), 
including salaries and running costs. The project leaders are ex-
pected to attract a substantial amount of external funding. After 
four years, an external peer review committee will evaluate all posi-

At this stage, we invite interested candidates to submit pre-
proposals. These should consist of the following documents in Eng-
a) a brief CV (1-2 pages) 
b) a summary of research program (1-2 pages) 
c) a brief summary of previous research accomplishments (1-2 pages) 
d) a list of 10 selected original papers. 

A search committee appointed by the Board of Research will evaluate 
all pre-proposals. Applicants who are considered particularly strong 
candidates with regard to creativity, independence, leadership and 
future research potential will be invited to submit complete applica-
tions. The final selection will be based on interviews with the can-
didates and recommendations from an external peer review panel.

For further information, please contact:
Professor Jan Carlstedt-Duke
Dean of Research
Tel: +46-8-728-6470

Please submit your pre-proposal to:
Karolinska Institutet
Registration Office
S-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Fax: +46-8-33-8415

Deadline for receipt of pre-proposals: 3 September 2001.

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