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Work with us!

The JPIAMR Secretariat is looking for a senior research officer with a background in medicine and health. With us, you get to work with committed colleagues in an international context to strengthen research and research collaboration on antimicrobial resistance. You will be employed by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), based in central Stockholm, and also take part in the work on the Swedish national research programme on antibiotic resistance.

Senior research officer focusing on antimicrobial resistance


Ref 2.2.1-2021-06611

Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that impacts on us all. Resistance in bacteria leads to infections that are difficult to treat, and means that complicated medical interventions can not longer be carried out without functioning antibiotics. It is difficult to develop new antibiotics, and we are also at risk of bacteria quickly developing resistance to them through careless and incorrect use. To increase the impact of research, Sweden established a national research programme on antibiotic resistance in 2016, and has since 2011 been one of the driving countries within the global research collaboration Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). Today, JPIAMR involved around thirty countries across the world, and is also receiving strong support from the European Commission. The Swedish Research Council is coordinating the collaboration, and is responsible for the joint JPIAMR Secretariat.

Role and job description

We are offering a role as senior research officer within the field of medicine and health, where you together with knowledgeable and committed colleagues are part of the secretariat that the Swedish Research Council provides for the international collaboration Joint Programming Initiative Antimicrobial resistance (JPIAMR, You will also take part in the work on the national research programme on antibiotic resistance, and may also be included in other tasks within the department. The role requires some travel (under normal circumstances), primarily within the EU.

The tasks include:

  • supporting the global collaboration, together with the other personnel at the JPIAMR Secretariat, which includes
    • taking part in the design and implementation of JPIAMR’s strategic research agendas
    • designing, implementing and administrating joint international calls
    • designing and implementing conferences and workshops, following up and analysing research funded by JPIAMR
    • leading work teams and collaborations between the member countries
    • initiating and implementing communication inputs and maintaining contacts with international partners and stakeholders
    • providing scientific and technical advice linked to antimicrobial resistance
    • supporting the direction of the collaboration through coordination and communication between the various JPIAMR steering groups, including producing relevant documents, overviews and reports
  • consulting with other national programmes to drive the national research programme for antibiotic resistance, which includes
    • consulting with experts in the area to update and implement strategic research agendas.
    • consulting with experts in the area to implement national and international calls, conferences and workshops
    • implementing communication initiatives and maintaining and developing national networks of relevance for antibiotic resistance
    • following up the research funded via the national programme
    • coordinating the national research programme with the European framework programme and the global collaboration JPIAMR
  • monitoring international research in antimicrobial resistance, including resources invested and research priorities
  • plus other tasks arising within the Swedish Research Council, such as taking part in department analysis and evaluation.

Your background

You must have:

  • experience of coordinating and providing strategic support to international research collaborations
  • good overall knowledge of, and working networks within, the medical research field in Sweden
  • a doctoral degree or corresponding within an area of relevance to antimicrobial resistance (microbiology, infectious diseases, or similar)
  • good knowledge of Swedish and English, both spoken and written, as the working language within the JPIAMR Secretariat is primarily English
  • experience of project management
  • good ability to absorb and communicate scientific information, both spoken and written, in a way suited to the target group
  • worked with research and its importance for societal development

It is an advantage if you have:

  • experience of own research activities in a field of relevance to antimicrobial resistance
  • experience from Swedish public administration, HEI management, public agency in a relevant factual area, or similar, good knowledge of EU institutions and working methods
  • experience of managing and administering EU projects
  • experience of working with international collaboration partners
  • experience of implementing international calls with peer review

Your personal qualities

We are looking for a person who is committed, proactive, and has well-developed strategic thinking. You must like taking initiatives and working independently, and at the same time communicate well and establish good and trusting relationships, in internal as well as national and international collaboration. We value good organisational skills and a prestige-free attitude very highly, as well as flexibility and the ability to multitask.

We put great emphasis on your personal qualities.


Our offices are at Västra Järnvägsgatan 3 in central Stockholm. In April 2022 we will be moving to Hantverkargatan 11 in Stockholm.

Employment form and start date

We are offering permanent full-time employment, with a 6-month trial employment. We would like you to start as soon as possible, taking into account any notice period.

Are you interested?

If you want to learn more about this position, please contact:

  • Elisabeth Sjöstedt, Unit Manager, +46 8 546 44 014
  • Anders Weström, Unit Manager, +46 8 546 44 318
  • Johan Karmhed, HR Administrator, +46 8 546 44 064
  • Erika Godoy, representing SACO-S, +46 8 546 44 029
  • Anneli Fröjd, representing ST, +46 8 546 44 333

How to apply

Please send us your CV and a personal letter via our recruitment system (form in Swedish) no later than 26 September 2021.
Please mark your application with registration number 2.2.1-2021-06611.

The Swedish Research Council is Sweden’s largest governmental research funding body. The work of the Swedish Research Council is about giving researchers good opportunities to contribute to society with research of the highest quality. Around 250 persons work for us, at offices located centrally in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We manage research applications, evaluate and follow up the conditions for research, and communicate about research. Read more about our workplace and meet some of our staff members at Vetenskapsrå

Workshop Report – Interventions to Reduce the Development and Transmission of AMR

We are happy to share the report of the recent online workshop entitled “Interventions to Reduce the Development and Transmission of AMR”. The workshop was hosted by The French National Research Agency (ANR), in close colla

We are happy to share the report of the recent online workshop hosted by The French National Research Agency (ANR).

We are happy to share the report of the recent online workshop entitled “Interventions to Reduce the Development and Transmission of AMR”. The workshop was hosted by The French National Research Agency (ANR), in close collaboration with JPIAMR. Please find the full report here.

Public Report: Antimicrobial Resistance Survey

A rapport is now available on the survey about collections of biological material, databases and services relevant for AMR research that was performed earlier this year by ZonMw, on behalf of JPIAMR and VALUE-Dx.

ZonMw (the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development) performed, on behalf of JPIAMR and the recently started consortium VALUE-Dx, a survey on resources (collections of biological material and databases) that are relevant for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research. In parallel information was collected about services that are provided by research infrastructures and some biobanks.

It is with pleasure that we now share the public report on the survey set out to create an overview of resources and services related to antimicrobial resistance research. Read report. 

The results are also presented in a series of dashboard that can be used by the entire AMR research community. Read more.

Another survey will be set out to collect more detailed information about individual resources and services, and to address issues related to their findability, reuse, sustainability, and quality. For the next survey we strive to use a machine-readable metadata scheme, ensuring that the input is documented according to a standardised & community-agreed description, is interoperable, and remains up-to-date!

Contact: (please use heading ‘AMR survey’)

New Dashboard on AMR Resources and Services

JPIAMR is launching interactive dashboards to provide an overview of AMR specific collections of biological materials, databases and research infrastructure services.

JPIAMR, in collaboration with the IMI-consortium VALUE-Dx, has collected information through a survey on existing resources and services that are relevant for AMR research from all the One Health domains: human, animal and environment. JPIAMR has now translated this overview into interactive dashboards. This will contribute to improving findability, reusability and sustainability of resources and services for the AMR research community.

Read more and visit the dashboards.

Live webinar – GARDP and JPIAMR collaboration

GARDP is organising a live webinar on October 8th on the topic “Exploring safety issues in antimicrobial drug development”.

GARDP is organising a live webinar on October 8th: Exploring safety issues in antimicrobial drug development.

This webinar was developed in collaboration with CARB-X, JPIAMR, REPAIR Impact Fund, Wellcome Trust, ASM and ESCMID. It is part of the ‘Antibiotic Bootcamps for Developers’ series which have been developed by GARDP and its partners at the ‘ASM/ESCMID Conference on Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance’ since 2017. As this years’ conference could not be held, the content was developed under the umbrella of the REVIVE webinar series.

Read more and register.

Design contest for first global Antibiotic Resistance Symbol

A design contest to find the first global Antibiotic Resistance symbol has been launched today by the European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI). The contest is not about creating another logo, it should be something tangible that can be crafted by anyone and worn by everyone; like the AIDS ribbon. Be a changemaker and take part in the contest or encourage the public to participate!

Read more on the contest at the EU-JAMRAI website (link, opens in a new window)

Read the EU-JAMRAI press release (pdf, opens in a new window)

JPIAMR in first SEDRIC Global Meeting

JPIAMR participated in the first SEDRIC Global Meeting on the 9th of October 2019 in London. The title of the meeting was ‘Mobilising epidemiology and surveillance data to inform patient care pathways”. JPIAMRs Laura Marin was one of the panellists on the ‘International Activities’ session. The session was a roundtable discussion on the topic ‘mobilising surveillance and epidemiology data to inform patient care pathways’. The panel also had participants from WHO, CDC and Fleming Fund on international AMR surveillance efforts.

JPIAMR supports ten networks in the area of one health surveillance.

AMR top priority in European Council Conclusions

We want to highlight this summers EU Council Conclusions (through the EU Ministers of Health) that reaffirms the challenge of AMR as a top priority for the EU. The Conclusions indicate that EU Member States should be supported in their efforts to combat AMR, but they also need to do more at national level. The Council agrees that the European Commission and EU Member States should further support JPIAMR efforts:

“The Council notes with great concern the market failure in antibiotic development and underlines the need for urgent action to stimulate the development of new antimicrobials, alternative therapies and rapid and modern diagnostics, including methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. EU and global coordination and cooperation on research programmes and incentives are needed, and the Council recognises, inter alia, the proposals and activities of the ‘Antimicrobial Resistance Review team’, the ‘Breaking Through the Wall’ report and the ‘Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance’.” (see p.8)

Calls upon Member States and the Commission to: Boost research, development and innovation related to AMR, and support EU and global coordination and cooperation including activities through the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Global AMR R&D Hub. (see p. 12)”

Please find the full Conclusions here.

Report: Regional AMR Workshop in Latin America

On June 5-7, 2019, the regional JPIAMR workshop Experiences and Areas of Interest for Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Networks was held at the Science Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The workshop had excellent results in terms of attendance, subjects covered and impact on national, regional and global AMR networks and groups.

Next steps and activities:

  • Information sessions (INFODAYS) will be held throughout the year for researchers and other stakeholders about JPIAMR and H2020 calls on this subject that are open to third countries.
  • In line with the conversations held between producers and other AMR players, further joint meetings and activities will be held to identify the problems faced by everyone on this issue.
  • Participation in all AMR dissemination and awareness activities through the available internal and external channels. Likewise, world awareness days, such as the World Microbiome Day on 27 June, will be taken advantage of by publishing posts and articles on AMR.
  • Joint activities with other areas of government will be planned, to present AMR efforts in dissemination fairs with great geographic coverage, such as TECNÓPOLIS and TECNÓPOLIS FEDERAL, and other activities achieved through the Linkage area.

Download the full report: Regional Seminar Report – Experiences and Areas of Interest for Strengthening Antimicrobial Resistance Networks (pdf, 1 MB, opens in a new window).

Come see JPIAMR at FEMS 2019

Members of JPIAMR will attend FEMS 2019 from July 7-11 in Glasgow, Scotland. If attending as well, please stop by our poster on the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute.

This poster describes how JPIAMR uses the Strategic Research and Innovation agenda to outline different joint actions, with a focus on the JPIAMR- Virtual Research Institute. Come and talk to us to find out more!

When: Tuesday July 9; 17.00-19.00

Poster Session: Education / Professional Development / Policies

Poster number: PT138