Senior Lecturer in Clinical Physiology

University of Gothenburg Institute of Medicine


Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Laboratory Science Specializing in Clinical Physiology, with the Possibility to be Combined with a Position as a Biomedical Analyst

Ref PAR 2021/14


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Welcome to the Institute of Medicine. We conduct interdisciplinary research and education that spans from molecule to society, in close collaboration with healthcare providers in the Västra Götaland region. At the Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, we conduct research in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and metabolism. The department is responsible for several courses in the biomedical analyst program, particularly within clinical physiology. We are therefore recruiting a senior lecturer who can take responsibility for this teaching.

Subject area

Biomedical laboratory science with a specialization in clinical physiology.

Subject area description

Biomedical laboratory science with a specialization in clinical physiology. Biomedical laboratory science is a theoretical and practical area of study which emphasizes laboratory-based methodologies with a diagnostic focus. Biomedical laboratory science is the primary area of study within the biomedical analyst program and is the main specialization within the bachelor's and master's programs.

Job assignments

Job assignments include teaching at the undergraduate and advanced levels in biomedical laboratory science with a focus on clinical physiology. Teaching duties include course planning, examination, supervision, pedagogical development and evaluation. A primary component of this position includes acting as the director of studies, which involves overall responsibility for a portion of program management, including communicating with students and undertaking administrative assignments such as credit transfers and entry requirements. As director of studies, the successful candidate will also be responsible for the direction and development of the subject area. Teaching in additional areas of study may be included.

Duties include, to a limited extent, research and collaboration in biomedical laboratory science with a focus on clinical physiology. Research and developmental projects will be conducted independently and in collaboration with researchers in other relevant disciplines. The candidate is expected to actively seek external funding as a primary investigator and in collaboration with other research groups.

In addition to duties related to the role of director of studies, this position also involves administrative tasks related to teaching and research.

This position may be combined with a position as a biomedical analyst at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Clinical duties may vary and will be determined in conjunction with the hospital.


The 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.

A PhD in biomedical laboratory science, biomedical laboratory science with a specialization in clinical physiology, or other relevant subject is required, as well as demonstrated pedagogical competence. Applicants must hold a certificate in biomedical analysis within clinical physiology. The ability to teach in Swedish and English is required.


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.

The primary assessment criteria are pedagogical and scientific competence, which are weighted equally, followed by clinical competence. The successful candidate must fulfill each of these three requirements, and lack of merit in one of these areas cannot be compensated by high merit in another.

When assessing pedagogical competence, emphasis will be placed on experience that corresponds with the duties of the present role, as well as experience in course leadership and management. Documented pedagogical education, advising experience at the bachelor and master level, and evidence of collaborative endeavors to improve the teaching program will be of merit. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s ability to create an inclusive working environment, as well as experience with duties related to the role as director of studies, including acting as a student liaison and handling administrative tasks such as credit transfers and entry requirements.

When assessing scientific competence, emphasis will be placed on research experience relevant to the subject area, the quality and relevance of the applicant's proposed research projects, as well as publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The ability to obtain external research grants in competition is also an advantage. Scientific merit from the last 10 years will be given the greatest weight.

Administrative and managerial experience, as well as the ability to work as a member of a team are advantageous.

Advanced education in pedagogy must be completed within one year of starting employment.


The employment is a full time (100%) permanent post and located at The Institute of Medicine.

Appointment procedure

- Competence review of the applicant's documents after the closing date
- Applicants' documents are sent to external experts for assessment
- The recruitment will be dealt within The Academic Appointments Board of Sahlgrenska Academy
- The Academic Appointments Board proposes candidates
- The recruitment is handled by the Head of Institute for a decision

For further information:

Professor Jan Borén, Head of Institute
Tele: +46 733764264

Professor Malin Levin, Head of Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Tele: +46 708416264


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions: Application teacher general.

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 in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

  • PhD certificate (in Swedish or English)
  • Certificate in biomedical analysis within clinical physiology
  • A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
  • Other certificates, documents or grades that strengthen the applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

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

The reference number of the application, PAR 2021/14, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: February 25, 2021

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.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


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