Open Positions and Study Opportunities

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine invites applications for Group Leader position in Sweden 

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine is a joint venture between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Universities of Helsinki/Finland, Oslo/Norway, Umeå/Sweden, and Aarhus/Denmark. The four nodes of the Partnership adhere to the EMBL model for recruitment, research organization, training, and evaluation, and are primarily organized by Group Leader programmes defining research bottom-up. The Partnership provides joint access to research infrastructures, including databases, facilities, and instrumentation, as well as to clinical materials, networks, and training activities. The Nordic countries offer excellent conditions for research, equal opportunities, and quality of life. 

Group Leader positions with attractive start-up packages and EMBL association 
FIMM (Finland) and MIMS (Sweden) seek candidates with promising original research programmes for the position as Group Leaders with an initial 5-year appointment and the opportunity for a 4-year extension following the EMBL model. Group Leader positions include generous start-up packages and affiliation to the EMBL Partnership and activities. 

Call for Group Leaders in Data-Driven Epidemiology and Biology of Infection at MIMS

Together with The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the SciLifeLab & Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS), Umeå University is looking for two excellent young researchers to become Group Leaders. Fellowships are targeted towards applicants to start their first independent group within a few years of their PhD. We offer generous funding for up to 9 years, conditional upon favourable review after four years. Data driven epidemiology and biology of infection covers research that will transform our understanding of pathogens, their interactions with hosts and the environment, and how they are transmitted through populations. Research will have a strong focus on computational analysis or predictive modeling of pathogen biology or host-microbe systems for which multidimensional, genome scale experimental data are now available, or it may use population scale genetic, clinical, or public health data from pathogen surveillance efforts and biobanks.

DDLS Fellows program
Data-driven life science (DDLS) uses data, computational methods and artificial intelligence to study biological systems and processes at all levels, from molecular structures and cellular processes to human health and global ecosystems. The SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) aims to recruit and train the next-generation of data-driven life scientists and to create globally leading computational and data science capabilities in Sweden. The program is funded with a total of 3.1 billion SEK (about 290 MUSD) over 12 years from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) Foundation. For more information, please see

For further information please visit the MIMS website or contact MIMS Director Oliver Billker at  Direct link to the job announcement: or via the SciLifeLab website: 
Application deadline: 15/10/2023


Opportunities for researchers displaced from Ukraine

A variety of funding and study opportunities have been made available in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. We encourage researchers displaced from Ukraine to look into these opportunities. This list will be updated as new information is available. 

In addition, we encourage researchers to search EMBO's Solidarity List where groups from around the world and within the Nordic EMBL Partnership have also posted specific opportunities, GitHub's collation of resources, and the Science for Ukraine initiative and to follow the Scholars at Risk Network where some of our host universities participate.