Senior Lecturer in Histology with a Focus on Cell Biology

University of Gothenburg Institute of Biomedicine


Senior Lecturer in Histology with a Focus on Cell Biology

Ref PAR 2021/310


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Biomedicine has broad and extensive research and teaching activities with focus on the living cell, how it works and how it interacts with its environment. The research conducted ranges from analysis of the cell's smallest components to the development of clinical methodology in close interaction with the healthcare system. This breadth is also reflected in our teaching in the pharmacist, physician, dentist, nurse and biomedical analyst programs. The department teaches subjects such as cell biology, clinical chemistry, genetics, pathology, anatomy, histology, microbiology and infectious diseases.

Subject area

Histology with a focus on cell biology

Subject area description

Histology is the study of tissues and their structure. Histology refers to functional issues in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Histology is a subject of fundamental importance for medicine, dentistry, health and care sciences.

Job assignments

The position is as a teacher in histology with a focus on cell biology and research in one of the department’s research areas. Assignments include teaching in the subject area of cell biology at undergraduate and advanced levels on the medical and dental programs, but teaching in other programs and education areas and/or in related subject areas may also be included. The position also involves working with the development of cell biology courses within the medical and dental programs. Tasks also include research in one of the department's research fields, as well as teaching and supervision in postgraduate education. Administrative tasks and assignments within the department and the Faculty of Medicine are also included. Management of staff and activities within teaching in the capacity of, for example, course leader/course coordinator will be included.  


Eligibility criteria for employment as a teacher are stated in Chapter 4 (Sections 3-4) of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's own employment regulations.

The eligibility requirements are a doctoral degree in cell biology or another subject that the employer deems equivalent as well as demonstrated pedagogical skill. Teaching will be conducted in Swedish and the applicant must therefore master written and spoken Swedish.


Assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are stated in Chapter 4 (Sections 3-4) of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's own employment regulations.

In the assessment, the first criteria for assessment will be pedagogical and scientific skills, which will be weighted equally.

When assessing the pedagogical skills, consideration will be given to skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as of examination. Experience of course development work and course leadership is a strong merit. Well-documented and solid subject knowledge in histology and cell biology is a prerequisite for the current employment.

When assessing scientific competence, special emphasis will be placed on independent research initiatives, the ability to plan and lead research and postgraduate education, and the ability to attract research grants.

Administrative ability, experience of collaboration with the surrounding society and ability to collaborate will also be taken into account.

Applicants who do not have a higher education pedagogical education are expected to undergo such within one year of starting employment.


The employment is a full time permanent post and is located at The Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employmet is by agreement.

For further information:

Bengt Hallberg, Professor, Head of Department of Medical Chemistry and Cell Biology
Phone:+46 786 3815


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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:

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)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates /proof /rating proving 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 2021/310, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: May 31, 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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