Assistant Professor in Analytical chemistry
Sort on published: 2018-02-08
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We are recruiting an Assistant Professor in Analytica chemistry with specialization in analysis of peptide hormones and neuropeptides
Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. The applicant will start an independent research area within bioanalytical chemistry, in particular studies of peptide hormones and neuropeptides with mass spectrometry. You are expected to apply for external funding for your research and through successful applications start your independent research program. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. A position as postdoctoral research fellow is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.
Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as associate senior lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority. For this position a doctoral degree in Analytical chemistry or another close related area alternatively achieved equivalent competence.
According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow. 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 competence. 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.
A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.
Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in development of analytical methods for studies of peptide hormones and neuropeptides; in particular single-cell profiling, mass spectrometry imaging and HDX-MS. These criteria will be assessed through documentation of published peer-reviewed original research articles in leading, international, scientific journals. The research amplitude, especially in terms of depth and breadth, will be considered. Also the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education on research level and ability to receive external funding, as well as shown ability to interact both within the research and with the surrounding society will be considered.
Also teaching expertise will be afforded consideration. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. The ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, as well as ability to tie teaching to research in the subject, subject didactic and university pedagogic will be considered. Also, the ability to interact around subject didactic questions with actors within and outside the university is important to consider. Especially the candidates’ possibilities to contribute to future development of research and educations will be considered.
Administrative Expertise: Administrative expertise is shown through the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient and for the purpose adapted way and through the ability to set and keep deadlines among other things. Overall planning of work and ability to use resources in a way that reflects the priority of the overall work is considered as well as ability to work structured with consciousness of goal and quality. Administrative expertise is important for the employment and will be afforded consideration since the holder of this position needs to administrate her or his project her- or himself. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.
Management Expertise: Management expertise is shown by the ability to lead work and co-workers, make decisions, take responsible and also to motivate and provide others with conditions they need to reach common goals in an efficient way. Ability to summon a group as well as ability to contribute to create commitment, participation and joy in work within the group is also important. Ability to handle conflicts is also an example of management expertise. Management expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration since this position include management of a research group.
Collaboration Expertise: Collaboration expertise is shown by the ability and expertise in planning, organizing and follow through collaborations with the surrounding society. Popular work, public debate and seminars are examples of collaborations with the surrounding society. Other examples are patent applications, commercialization, and collaborations with the industry. Also the ability to exchange knowledge with the surrounding society in activities that are meaningful for the development and quality of education is collaboration expertise. Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration since the assistant professor will need to collaborate with the surrounding society.
Other Expertise: Personal capabilities will be afforded consideration. We want the person who receives the position to conduct cutting edge research and have the ability to receive external funding, therefor you need to be driven and be able to express and market yourself, analytical chemistry, the department and the university well. The position requires that external research funding is applied for. Documentation of previous successful grant applications is given high priority We collaborate in smaller groups within and outside the department, therefor your skills in collaboration with different people on all levels will be considered.
All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.
In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.
In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
For further information about the position, please contact Helena Danielson, head of department or Jonas Bergquist, professor responsible for the analytical chemistry program. Both can be reached by mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than the 23rd of February, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/284.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/284
Last application date: 2018-02-23