Senior Lecturer in Experimental General Medicine

Lund University

Sweden

 

Lund University was founded in 1666 and ranks repeatedly as one of the world's top 100 universities. There are 40,000 students and 7,600 employees in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our quest to understand, explain and improve our world and people's conditions.

The Faculty of Medicine is an area of activity within Lund University, with responsibility for education and research in medicine, care and health. The training takes place in close collaboration with the healthcare system and is well established in the faculty's strong research tradition. The Faculty's research spans a broad field in experimental basic research, patient-related clinical research and health science research. The Faculty of Medicine, with over 1800 employees and 2700 students in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The position is placed at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö and the research is placed at the experimental laboratory at the Center for Primary Care Research in Malmö (CPF).
The experimental laboratory at CPF conducts research on common chronic diseases that are diagnosed in primary care, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental illness. Our goal is to understand the disease mechanisms and to develop diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in order to better assess and prevent these diseases. We do this by studying genetic and epigenetic changes as well as proteins and its functions. We use techniques such as "Next Generation Sequencing" (NGS), Droplet Digital PCR and Lumintex technology and we also have access to large clinical sample collections containing DNA, RNA and plasma samples from patients in primary care.


Employment
A permanent employment as a senior lecturer in experimental general medicine. The position is placed for the time being at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö.


Duties
The tasks include independent innovative research with laboratory focus and the work is carried out in a primary care context with a wide range of diseases and the possibility of research on a number of different diseases, which is communicated with primary care to translate clinical issues into relevant experiments and research projects. In the studies of genetic and epigenetic changes as well as proteins and its functions, the techniques "Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Droplet Digital PCR and Luminex technology are used in large clinical biobanks containing DNA, RNA and plasma samples from patients in primary care. The holder must be able to contribute to the development of it. internationally strong position as experimental primary care research at the Faculty of Medicine in Lund. but also teaching at basic, advanced and postgraduate level. The position also includes performing other tasks that are normally associated with a position as a senior lecturer, such as administrative tasks, internal and external assignments, and to represent the subject nationally and internationally. Other tasks may also occur.       


Eligibility
Eligible to be employed as a senior lecturer in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 4, is the one who has shown pedagogical skills, and has obtained a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific competence or some other professional competence that is of importance with regard to the subject's subject content and the duties that must be included in the employment . For employment as a senior lecturer, higher education education is required in at least five weeks or that equivalent knowledge has been obtained in other ways, if there are no special reasons (see Lund University's employment scheme).


Assessment Criteria
The applicant must have demonstrated scientific and pedagogical skills of importance to the subject. In the assessment, particular importance will be attached to the scientific skills with good results in research at national and international level. Merit is knowledge of advanced experimental methods. 

Merit is if the applicant is a doctor. Particularly merit is experience of working in a primary care context and experimental research in primary care within the disease areas; cardiovascular diseases, cancer and mental illness. Since the disease panorama within primary care is extensive, broad experimental background is required and a requirement is documented experience of research in the biomarker area, protein and microRNA arrays, sequencing, animal models and cell culture.

Educational skills must have been shown in teaching and supervision at the basic, advanced and postgraduate level. Account will also be taken of displayed administrative skills and the ability to interact with the surrounding society.

Consideration will also be given to the demonstrated ability to leadership, collaborative ability and to the demonstrated ability to interact with the surrounding society.

As a general requirement for teachers at Lund University, it is necessary to be suitable for and have the other skills needed to fulfill the duties well. In connection with the appointment of teachers, in addition to what the son follows from the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University's employment arrangement and the Medical Faculty's general requirements profile and assessment grounds for employment as a university lecturer apply: www.med.lu.se/lfn


Other Information
When hiring teachers, what follows from the Higher Education Ordinance and Lund University's employment arrangement. 
Further information is provided by Dean Erik Renström, tel: + 46-46-2228084 , email: erik.renstrom@med.lu.se and head of department Patrik Midlöv, telephone + 46-73 079 13 63, e-mail: patrik.midlov@med.lu.se.
Information about the application procedure is provided by recruitment officer Helene Berggren, tel +46 46-222 71 11, e-mail: helene.berggren@med.lu.se 

The appointment is made on the basis of proposals from the Medical Teacher Proposal Board. 


Application
procedure The job is applied electronically via Lund University's search portal by 2019-06-04. The application is presented in accordance with the medical faculty instructions for applicants for teaching positions (see http://www.med.lu.se/lfn under the heading Merit summary and CV).

Lund University welcomes applicants with different backgrounds and experiences. We see equality and diversity as a strength and access. Welcome with your application!

 The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate salary claims in your application.


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