Karolinska Institutet
The Endre A. Balazs Professorship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Karolinska Institutet (KI) invites applicants to a new professorship, "The Endre A. Balazs Professorship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship". The professorship is made possible by a generous donation from Professor Endre A. Balazs, and his wife, Dr. Janet L. Denlinger. It is their ambition that the holder of the position should significantly advance research and education in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship at KI. The vision for this professorship is to allow the holder to tackle challenges that are both bolder and riskier than would otherwise be possible.

OVERVIEW: The healthcare and life science sectors are facing numerous challenges for which research in innovation and entrepreneurship is important. KI offers extensive opportunities to interact with and study actors and processes in basic and clinical research, the healthcare system, the university innovation system, and industry. Through these networks, the knowledge generated has potential to impact healthcare, as well as innovation and entrepreneurship, policy and practice.

KI has comprehensive partnerships with innovation actors in the healthcare system and with a variety of life science and other industry partners. Over the past 15 years KI's health and life science innovation system has been markedly expanded, not least through structural support from Karolinska Innovations AB and the Innovation Office as well as the appointment of a Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and Commercial Outreach.

At KI, several research groups and environments are focusing on research and education within innovation and entrepreneurship. These can be seen as a resource for this professorship. KI is also a partner in Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), an educational collaboration with four other universities: Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsibilities include research and teaching at different levels. The identified professor is expected to establish and lead a research group to contribute to the continued development of innovation and entrepreneurship research at KI. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and be involved in new and existing educational activities (e.g. Master´s programme in Bioentrepreneurship, elective courses for PhD and bachelor/master students, etc.). The professor is expected to interact and collaborate with other sectors of society and to acquire competitive national and international funding.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: All professors at Karolinska Institutet must demonstrate scientific as well as pedagogical competence.

KI seeks candidates with a strong international track record within the general field of research on innovation and entrepreneurship. We are interested in candidates with the vision and enthusiasm to build a productive and influential research and educational environment. Academic qualifications for this position include a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in the field, demonstrated excellence in teaching, supervision of PhD students to dissertation, a track record of acquiring external funding, and commitment to engage collaboratively with other parts of society. The candidate should demonstrate significant leadership, networking and administrative abilities with experience of knowledge transfer in multidisciplinary settings.

BASES OF ASSESSMENT: When assessing the applicants, special emphasis will be placed on scientific competence within the subject area. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research (3), education (2), leadership, development and collaboration (2).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: An application must contain the following documents in English curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

ABOUT KI: Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Working hours Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
Reference 2-3250/2015
City Solna
Last application date 2015-11-10
County Stockholms lan
Country Sweden Contact Carl Johan Sundberg, Recruitment group coordinator +46 70 5176886, carl.j.sundberg@ki.se
Union representative Anne Edgren, OFR +46 8 616 16 29
Erika Franzen, SACO + 46 8 524 888 78
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO +46 8 524 880 75
Link to ad http://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:73246

Posted 10/1/15