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SciLifeLab Fellows position / Associate Senior Lecturer in Precision Medicine

Published: 2019-03-11

Tenure Track Position:
Associate Senior Lecturer in Precision Medicine

Uppsala University


Description of the field
Precision medicine is one aspect of molecular medicine, which includes understanding of processes and factors behind health and disease. Precision medicine makes use of these insights to generate, analyze and interpret data that can be employed to optimize diagnostics and treatment of individual patients. Applications are found in research that centers on disease origin and progression, or equally well on molecular diagnostics and development of new strategies to treat diseases. The line of research may encompass basic method development, studies of disease models, or patient groups, as well as development of diagnostics and treatment of diseases, that gives special attention to conditions and prerequisites of the individual.

Job description
Research in precision medicine, teaching and administration. Teaching includes course management and course administration, as well as supervision of doctoral candidates. Teachers are also responsible for keeping abreast of developments in the subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant for their teaching roles in higher education. A post as associate senior lecturer aims at providing qualifications for teaching appointments, which require higher qualifications.

Employment period
The position as associate senior lecturer is a four years career development position. On special grounds the term may be extended. The total period of employment may not, however, exceed six years. A person employed as associate senior lecturer may apply for and be tried for promotion to a position as senior lecturer for an indefinite term.

Eligible for a post as associate senior lecturer is, according to the higher education ordinance Ch. 4 Sect. 12a, a person who has obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent research expertise. Priority should be given to applicants who have obtained their doctoral degree or achieved equivalent competence at the most seven years prior to the end of the application period.

According to the Appointment regulations for Uppsala university (AO) § 38 teaching expertise in accordance with § 23 is required. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment.

Furthermore, according to the employment regulations, a general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.

To be eligible for appointment as a teacher an applicant must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English. A person who does not have the ability to teach in Swedish may be required to obtain that ability within two years.

Further information about the position can be obtained from: Dean Eva Tiensuu Jansson, 018-6114289,

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SciLifeLab Fellows program

The SciLifeLab Fellows program is a career program aiming at strengthening Swedish research in Molecular Biosciences and on a long-term perspective lead to societal impact for Sweden. The host universities provide an advantageous economic starting package and together with SciLifeLab a strong interdisciplinary research environment in close proximity to a cutting-edge research infrastructure. The recruitment of excellent researchers in international competition provides an influx of new and fresh knowledge and ideas to drive the development of the SciLifeLab research environment. Moreover, the SciLifeLab Fellows, who both use and develop technologies where SciLifeLab has its excellence, can strengthen both the research and technology development through collaborations with the SciLifeLab research infrastructure.

The SciLifeLab Fellows program and the strong research environment in which the Fellow is active, will increase the opportunities for individual Fellows to attract external research grants. Within the SciLifeLab Fellows program there are also great opportunities for collaboration and networking within SciLifeLab, with the host university and with Fellows from the Wallenberg Centers for Molecular Medicine. The SciLifeLab Fellow will be an important link and ambassador between SciLifeLab and other universities in Sweden as well as abroad.

The SciLifeLab Fellow is recruited by one of the host universities; Karolinska Institutet (KI), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm University (SU), Uppsala University (UU).