KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Universitetsförvaltningen

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.

Do you want to be part of developing the future Swedish life science ecosystem in a central position between national research infrastructures, industry and health care? We are looking for an Industrial Relations Officer to join the newly established InfraLife initiative, aiming to build a joint life sciences hub between SciLifeLab, MAX IV and ESS. The employment is at KTH/ SciLifeLab Operations Office.


InfraLife aims to maximize the benefits of the investments made in Sweden’s large strategic national infrastructures SciLifeLab and MAX IV, and the European Spallation Source ERIC (ESS, in the field of life sciences). This unique collaboration seeks to assist industry and the healthcare sector gain awareness and increased knowledge, providing better prerequisites to utilize these large-scale research infrastructures across Sweden.  

Together, we will engage the broad life science community in academia, industry and health care, and jointly develop new technology-, data- and challenge-driven capabilities across all sectors of life science.

InfraLife Hub builds on the individual external relations functions at the three infrastructures, bridging these and providing a single point of entry. This is one of two positions within the InfraLife initiative. The other position will be based at MAX IV/ Lund University. The industrial branch organizations, SwedenBIO and LIF are partnering with InfraLife Hub, and provide a link to the entire Swedish industrial life science community.

The assignment

We offer an inspiring job in a stimulating and international working environment. You will be part of a new team, building a new function, developing this based on and integrated with the successful existing structures at the three infrastructures. Your base will be SciLifeLab Solna Campus in Stockholm, while MAX IV and ESS are located in the northern parts of Lund city. It will be important to keep in close contact with all sites and remain up to date on the three organisations.

What we offer

A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future. Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature

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About you

You are a driven, outgoing, and socially skilled person with a keen interest to guide companies in their effort to solve R&D challenges with the help of the advanced research tools of life science. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and easily establish trustworthy relationships and create the necessary partnerships. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.


You have a solid scientific background with a university degree within molecular biology/chemistry/soft matter/biotechnology/biophysics or similar, and at least 5 years of experience working with research management and/or coordination at some level. You have a background either from an industrial research group, healthcare or clinical research, or an academic research environment with extensive industrial collaborations, and a solid record of collaborative and interdisciplinary work. You can express yourself freely in both spoken and written English and are comfortable also with Swedish.

Preferred qualifications

A good understanding of the Swedish life science ecosystem, and experience in interacting with funding agencies and policy-making organizations, will be a strength. Experience in research using advanced research infrastructure is a definite merit, and also writing applications and different types of legal documents. 

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


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About the employment

The employment begins with a six month probation period.

The employment is valid indefinitely or limited in terms of contract.

Other information

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible , or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VP-2020-0419
  • Sandra Falck, sandra.falck@scilifelab.se
  • Jenny Alfredsson, jenny.alfredsson@scilifelab.uu.se
Published 22.Dec.2020
Last application date 01.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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