Strategic relations manager NGI

WorkplaceStockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
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School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

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.

Job description

National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) is a national infrastructure in genomics at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Sweden.

We are looking for a manager for strategic relations. The role would include:

  • To build a network of strategic collaborators and maintain the relationships
  • Manage strategically important internal and collaborative projects
  • Participate in setting the overall strategic and R&D goals for the platform
  • Identify possible large collaborative projects together with researchers, organisations and/or companies
  • Coordinate applications, funding and research in these projects
  • Personnel, work environment and budget responsibilities

The specific responsibilities will be tailored according to the background, seniority, and interests of the strategic relations manager. The position can be part-time alongside e.g. an academic group leader appointment.

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
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree in molecular biology or similar area with deep expertise in genomics
  • Experience in writing applications and publications for research projects
  • Documented experience in managing large research projects
  • Experience in communicating science orally and in writing, for different audiences
  • Track record of having, maintaining and developing networks in technology development and R&D ideally with both academic and non-academic partners

Below personal competences are of particular importance:

  • Relationship building
  • Ability to cooperate
  • Taking initiatives
  • Strategic
  • Structured

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience and training in leadership and staff management
  • Familiarity with Swedish research infrastructures and research-funding organisations is a plus
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

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Type of employment
Permanent position

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
According to agreement

Monthly payment

Number of positions

Working hours


Stockholms län


Reference number

  • Ellen Sherwood, +46(8)7906000


Last application date
29.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2318531.