Senior Lecturers in Medical and Health Science Research, PAR 2019/650 48 views

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Within the Sahlgrenska Academy, our research – ranging from molecules to humans – focuses on understanding the causes of ill health. We also strive to ensure that our findings can be rapidly translated into better diagnostics and treatment. The faculty board at the Sahlgrenska Academy has chosen to announce two positions in medical and health science research. Depending on the subject area of the selected candidates, they will be placed within one of the academy’s six institutes.

The Sahlgrenska Academy is the medical faculty at the University of Gothenburg. In recent years, we have seen a strong development of our research environment. To further strengthen our position, we have now launched a programme to recruit the next generation of research leaders in the field of medicine and health science. As a senior lecturer within our academy, you will be part of one of the most successful medical research and teaching environments in Europe, with more than 1750 employees and 5000 students.

Subject area

Medical and Health Science Research.

Subject area description

Medical and health science research encompasses the research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy. We conduct research and teaching in medicine, dentistry and nursing science. The research activities include studies at different levels from molecules to humans, with the aim of understanding the underlying causes of disease and illness. We also work to ensure that the results can quickly be put to use in healthcare in the form of better prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Job assignments

We are looking to recruit two persons who conducts innovative and internationally competitive research. The precise direction of the research can be defined by the applicant, but must fall within the field of medicine and health science. The position includes primarily research and secondarily teaching and supervision at basic, advanced and postgraduate levels. The applicant is expected to develop a successful research group and attract external grants in national and international competition, both individually and in collaboration with other researchers. Other tasks may also arise and the nature of the employment may change over time. If applicable, the tasks may include clinical work; in this case, the position may be converted into a joint employment.


The qualification for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s own employment agreement.

The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg’s own employment agreement.

In the assessment, the greatest importance will be attached to scientific skills. The applicant must lead an active ongoing, independent scientific activity of high quality and that is internationally competitive. Scientific skills should be demonstrated primarily through publications of high originality, where quality and scientific efforts over the past ten years are given more weight than the total scientific production. Scientific skills should also be demonstrated through the ability to receive and have ongoing research grants in national and/or international competition as the principal applicant. International research experience from prominent scientific environments, for example as a postdoctoral fellow, is an important merit.

Pedagogical skills will be given the second largest weight as a basis for assessment. When assessing these skills, emphasis will be placed on documented experience of teaching at the basic, advanced and postgraduate levels. Supervision of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows is a merit.

After assessing scientific and pedagogical skills, equal emphasis will be given to demonstrated experience of academic leadership and outreach to society.

If appropriate, the position might at a later time-point be converted to a combined position within a clinically relevant area. Eligibility for a combined position will require an assessment of clinical skills.

Applicants should ideally have completed a PhD no more than 12 years before the end of the application period.

The selection process will include an interview, a trial lecture and/or a research seminar. Importance will be attached to personal suitability.

A successful applicant who has not undergone the teaching staff training courses at the University of Gothenburg is expected to complete this training (or to have equivalent qualifications from another university validated) within the first two years of employment.


The employments are full-time permanent positions and will be located at one of the following institutes: Biomedicine, Clinical Sciences, Medicine, Neuroscience and Physiology, Health and Care Sciences or Odontology. First day of employment is by agreement.

For further information

Queries about the position should be addressed to the Dean, Professor Agneta Holmäng, or the Vice-dean for Research, Professor Lena Carlsson Ekander,

Queries about the recruitment process should be addressed to the Human Resources Officer Jenny Lundin,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow Sahlgrenska Academy’s recommendations for applications for teaching positions: Guidelines teaching positions

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Please note that the following documents must accompany the application:
– PhD certificate (in Swedish or English)
– A maximum of 10 scientific publications (in full text) selected by the applicant
– Other certificates, documents or grades that strengthen the applicant’s qualifications
– Copy of qualification in a relevant healthcare profession

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed, with the reference number PAR 2019/650 clearly stated, to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: September 2, 2019

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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