Senior lecturer in medical inflammation research 72 views

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Translational Medicine is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We conduct basic science in a laboratory setting, point-of-care and clinical research as well as carry out epidemiological studies.

Work duties

The successful candidate is to establish their activity at the Department of Translational Medicine, ITM, which conducts research in fields including cancer, haemostasis, infection medicine, virology, immunology (congenital and adaptive), reproductive medicine, urology, hand surgery, bioinformatics, radiation physics and imaging diagnostics. The department’s profile entails that most research teams are conducting translational research, often in close collaboration with public healthcare with the aim of transferring results from basic research to clinical settings. The holder of the research senior lecturership in medical inflammation research will be expected to establish and develop their own successful research activity within the subject area. The holder of the position will also be expected to take a leading role in generally reinforcing and deepening expertise in molecular processes involved in inflammation, at both the cellular and the molecular level. Several of the above-mentioned research teams’ projects involve studies of inflammatory mechanisms using advanced methodology of major significance, which is why the successful candidate will benefit from establishing collaborations with the various research teams at the department.

The work duties of the position mainly involve research, but teaching and management duties at the Faculty of Medicine are also included. The position includes research and teaching in the first, second and third cycles, which requires good knowledge in the subject area. The successful candidate will also be expected to carry out other work duties normally included in a position as senior lecturer, such as administrative tasks, internal and external elected office and representing the subject nationally and internationally. Additional work duties may also be included.


Pursuant to Chapter 4 Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person is qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer if they have demonstrated teaching expertise and have been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties it will involve.

Appointment as a senior lecturer requires at least five weeks’ training in teaching and learning in higher education or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way, unless special circumstances apply (see Lund University’s Appointment Rules).

Assessment criteria

The applicant is to have demonstrated research expertise and teaching expertise of significance to the subject. The assessment will attach particular importance to research expertise and secondarily to teaching expertise.

The applicant is to have demonstrated research expertise through good results in research at a national and international level including documented experience of medical inflammation research. The applicant is to hold a PhD in a subject area of relevance to the position. The applicant should have publications of high quality published with the applicant in a senior position. The applicant should prove their ability to obtain external research funding in competition. Emphasis will be placed on development potential and research programme. Notwithstanding the applicant’s specific research specialisation, research of a translational nature with a long-term aim of defining and laying the basis for future diagnostic methods and treatment principles that can be implemented in public healthcare is considered an additional qualification.

Teaching expertise is demonstrated through the ability to plan, develop and implement teaching and supervision in the first, second and third cycles of study.

Leadership is demonstrated through documented administrative expertise, including leadership, the ability to organise, develop and lead research environments.

External engagement is demonstrated through the ability to collaborate and a demonstrated ability to interact with wider society.

The general qualification requirements for teaching staff at Lund University are being suited to and having the general ability required to complete the duties of the post well.

In addition to the provisions in the Higher Education Ordinance, appointments of teaching staff comply with the Lund University’s Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointments of senior lecturers.

The Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointments of senior lecturers state in more detail what type of documentation can be used to prove the applicant’s skills with regard to research expertise, teaching expertise, academic leadership, external engagement and application: see

Further information

Appointments to teaching positions are subject to the rules set out in the Higher Education Ordinance and Lund University’s Appointment Rules.

Further information can be provided by dean Erik Renström, tel: +46-46-2228084, email: and from 1 Jan, 2021 by Kristina Åkesson, tel: +46-40-332370, e-post: and Head of department Lars Dahlin, tel: +46 -40-331724, email:

Information about the application procedure is provided by recruitment officer Daniel Fagerholm, tel +46 46-222 17 89, email:

The appointment will be finalised after a proposal from the Academic Appointments Board of the Faculty of Medicine. 

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University applications portal no later than 31 January 2021. Applications are to be presented according to the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applicants to teaching positions (see under the heading Compilation of qualifications and CV)

The University applies individual salary setting.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1186
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 15.Dec.2020
Last application date 31.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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