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[ccp4bb] Open position: Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology

Dear all, 

let me please put your attention to this open position: 

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, 

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 41 000 students and 7 500 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 programmes 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. 

A position as Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, at the Department of Experimental Medical Science in Lund.

Department and subject 
Structural biology involves identifying the relationship between the three-dimensional structure of proteins and their function. The full interpretation of results obtained in in vivo and in vitro studies often requires a three dimensional structure. To fully understand the function of a biological macromolecule knowledge on its structure is essential. Many methods in structural biology also enable the study of protein dynamics especially in macromolecular complexes. Increased knowledge regarding structural biology is expected to facilitate the development of new principles for drugs. Thanks to the large investments in synchrotron radiation (MAX IV) and spallation (ESS), from Lund University (LU) and national/(international institutions, great opportunities to increase our knowledge on the molecular structural level of medically relevant issues are at hand. A prerequisite for the Medical faculty to be able to be a leading player in this development is the recruitment of excellent researchers in the field of structural biology. These should be able to take advantage of the MAX IV and the ESS for structural studies and participate in the development of substances that affect medically relevant proteins which can then be used as chemical tools in biological research and as drugs against major diseases. To strengthen LU`s future positioning as an internationally leading center in structural biology in combination with a strong environment with competent and strong biomedical/scientific units in Lund, Malmö and the Öresund region we wish to recruit a Senior Lecturer who can lead and develop medical structural biology and drug development at LU in cooperation with ESS and MAX IX.

Job description 
The job includes mainly research in structural biology. The holder assumes continue own qualified research. The Senior Lecturer shall participate in teaching at the Faculty´s various educational programmes in the first, second and third cycles. In the employment internal and/or external missions and other duties may be added.

Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance states that a person shall be qualified for appointment as Senior Lecturer if he or she has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has corresponding research competence. Furthermore, evidence of teaching skills is required as well as at least five weeks of teacher training courses on higher education teaching and learning or having acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.

Basis for assessment 
The applicant must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise of value to the subject area, particular importance shall be attached to scientific skills. The applicant must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise of value to the subject area, particular importance shall be attached to scientific skills.

The applicant shall have demonstrated scientific skill through maintaining a high national and international standard as a researcher and shall possess well substantiated scientific competence.

Considering additional qualifications is international networking and larger research grants Importance shall also be attached to teaching skills, the ability to supervise doctoral students and administrative skills. Teaching skills shall be demonstrated in both teaching and supervision in both basic courses, advanced courses and postgraduate education. Proven ability in academic leadership, ability to co-operate, and proven ability to integrate with the surrounding community will also be taken into consideration. The applicant´s potential to develop scientifically will be given consideration.

It is expected that any non-Swedish speaking appointee will master the Swedish language within a three-year period, with language skills sufficient for educating student at the first cycle and for communication with the University´s administrative systems.

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

In addition to the requirements stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, the regulations that apply to the appointment of teaching staff are the Lund University Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine´s general qualification requirements and assessment criteria for appointments to senior lecturer.

The position will be filled after a proposal from the Academic Appointments Board at the Faculty of Medicine. For further information please contact: Dean Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, phone +46 46 222 80 84, Gunilla.Westergren-Thorsson@med.lu.se Head of Department Eva Ekblad, phone +46 46 222 06 88, Eva.Ekblad@med.lu.se Information on application formalities may be obtained from Recruitment Officer Helene Berggren, phone +46 46 222 71 11 Helene.Berggren@med.lu.se

The application is applied for through the link presented in the vacancy notice no later than 7th December, 2016. The application should be formulated according to the Faculty of Medicines instruction for applicants, see: www.med.lu.se/recruitment_process The applicant´s name may be listed on the Faculty´s homepage unless the applicant has disagreed to this.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment according to the agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/1398
Published 24.Oct.2016
Last application date 07.Dec.2016 11:59 PM CET
See additionally:


Uwe Mueller
Group manager diffraction & scattering beamlines
BioMAX beam line manager

MAX IV Laboratory
Lund University
P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Fotongatan 2, 225 94 Lund
Mobile:  +46(0)730-655268
E-mail: uwe.muller@maxiv.lu.se