Associate Senior Lecturer
Sort on published: 2018-04-05
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Uppsala Antibiotic Center (UAC, www.uac.uu.se) is a broad, international and prominent center for antibiotic resistance studies. This center was launched in 2016 to consolidate, stimulate and support research in antibiotic resistance within Uppsala University's all fields of science (Medicine and Pharmacy, Science and Technology and Humanities and Social Sciences).
Associate Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry with a focus on antibacterial drug discovery
Description of the field
Our globalized world is currently facing many challenges and one of them is antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose a serious threat to human health. Innovative molecules that can serve as starting points for the development of new antibiotics need to be identified. The challenges are numerous and include identification of new drug targets as well as identifying new compounds ("hits" and "leads") for these targets that can be further optimized and evaluated as drug candidates. These molecular starting points should preferably show new mechanisms of action as well as penetrate the bacterial cell wall.
Research in antibacterial drug discovery, teaching and administration. The primary research focus is to identify, design and synthesize antibacterial compounds in close collaboration with microbiologists, biochemists and structural biologists. Research, teaching and administrative tasks. Teaching includes course responsibility and course administration. Teachers are also responsible for keeping abreast of developments within their own 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.
A post as associate senior lecturer is a four year 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 be promoted 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 of the application period. According to the Employment regulations for Uppsala university (AO) § 38 teaching expertise in accordance with § 23 is required. 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 English. A person who does not have the ability to teach in Swedish may be required to obtain that ability within two years.
When selecting among eligible applicants weight will primarily be given to research expertise, and thereafter to teaching expertise. Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s potential to contribute to future development of both research and teaching. Experience of participation in antibacterial drug discovery projects is seen as merit. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
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. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
When the University appoints new teachers those applicants must be selected who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.
Applicants’ parental leaves of absence, part-time work for care of children, or the like may come to be considered as qualifying 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.
Your application consists of:
Letter (1 page), CV, a brief written account of scientific, teaching and administrative activity, research plan (1-2 pages), a list of scientific and pedagogical publications, doctoral diploma, certificates and other documents refereed to in the application, publications in full text (at most 5).
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Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As agreed.
Type of position: Temporary full-time position ending after four years.
For further information about the position please contact
Head of Department Anders Karlén, +46 18 471 4293, anders.karlen@ilk uu.se
Please submit your application by 22 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1021.
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Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1021
Last application date: 2018-04-22