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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - SLU
Tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Structural Molecular Biology, with focus on structure function of proteins
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Application deadline: Aug 20
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
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Tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Structural Molecular Biology, with focus on structure function of proteins

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-2284

A tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Structural Molecular Biology, with research focus on structure function of proteins, is hereby announced at the Department of Molecular Sciences, SLU, Uppsala. The department currently consists of approximately 110 employees. Together with two other departments it forms an inspiring research environment at Uppsala BioCenter at Ultuna campus with competence within plant biology, mycology, plant pathology, microbiology, food science, chemistry and biotechnology, and with state of the art infrastructure consisting of e.g. plant cultivation facilities, advanced microscopy, X-ray, NMR and molecular biology facilities.The department performs research, education and environmental monitoring within the areas: inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural products chemistry, food science and microbiology. Visit us at: http://www.slu.se/en/departments/molecular-sciences/

Subject area

The subject covers structural molecular biology, with focus on protein's biophysical and structural properties and function in biochemical processes relevant for the bio-based economy.

Duties

The Associate Senior Lecturer shall develop his/her own research line in the field of molecular biology, with focus on protein's biophysical and structural properties and function in biochemical processes relevant for the bio-based economy. This field of research entails biochemical characterization of protein molecules in order to achieve better basic knowledge, and enable better use, of these in biotechnological applications. This is expected to be done in close collaboration with colleagues at the department and SLU, as well as through national and international collaborations.

In addition, the associate senior lecturer shall:

  • teach at basic (BSc) and advanced (MSc) levels,
  • participate in postgraduate education as a co-supervisor,
  • apply for external research funding,
  • initiate the development of his/her own research group, and
  • receive pedagogical training.

Qualifications

Eligible for employment as Associate Senior Lecturer are candidates who hold a PhD or have equivalent academic qualifications. Priority will be given to candidates who have received a PhD or equivalent qualifications no longer than five years before the application deadline. For an appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer the candidate must be scientifically proficient in structural molecular biology, with specific focus on protein structure biology. Good ability to communicate in written and spoken English is required.

Assessment criteria

Emphasis is primarily put on the qualitative indicators of the applicant’s academic skills. Furthermore, the assessment includes evaluating the applicant’s ability to develop an independent line of research within the subject area, and to qualify for promotion to senior lecturer during the employment period. Emphasis will also be put on skills in communication and ability to work across several of the department’s research areas. Teaching and administrative experience relevant for the position’s subject area are considered as merits.

Final date for application

2018-08-20

Place of work

Department of Molecular Sciences, Uppsala

Form of employment

The employment is limited to four years in accordance with the Higher Education Act. A position as associate senior lecturer is a qualifying employment that constitutes the first step in an academic career at SLU. An associate senior lecturer has the right during his or her employment to apply for promotion to senior lecturer on the basis of criteria established when the position as associate senior lecturer was announced.

Extent

100%

Starting date

By agreement
 

Application

At most 5 scientific publications and at most 5 pedagogic publications, including popularized versions, should be submitted in support of the application. In addition a complete list of publications shall be supplied; the publications submitted with the application must be indicated.

It is desirable that the application is written in English, because the applications will be evaluated by expert advisers both in Sweden and abroad.

Use the document Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior lecturer or associate senior lecturer at SLU as guide when you fill in your application.

Please apply by clicking the apply-button below.
 

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Contact person

Mats Sandgren
Researcher
+46 (0)18-673179, +46 (0)70-2233826
mats.sandgren@slu.se

Caroline Carlström
Administrative Officer
+46 (0)18-67 25 14, +46 (0)72-5184492
caroline.carlstrom@slu.se

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