Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology with focus on Tumour Biology
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The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University provides a broad international environment for research and teaching. The Department's research covers three collaborative and partially integrated sections: Cancer, infections and defense as well as genetics and genomics. More info: http://www.imbim.uu.se/research-areas/
Description of Subject Area:
The position as senior lecturer in cell biology with specialization in tumour biology will be part of the section Cancer. In this section, research and teaching is conducted in cell biology, with strong projections towards cancer and vascular biology, biochemistry and glycobiology.
The successful candidate is expected to conduct research, teaching and administration. The research focus is anticipated to have a strong basis on experimental laboratory work that will complement existing biochemical, cell and tumour biological research at the department. Responsibility for developing and performing educational courses at the basic level, advanced pre-doctoral level and at the doctoral level, in the areas of cell biology and biochemistry, is included. Responsibility for course organization, course administration and supervision of doctoral students is also included. It is also expected that the candidate will actively follow and develop leadership in the evolution of the research area and the relevant societal development more generally. Finally, administrative duties are included and both internal and external commissions of trust are anticipated as part of the normal senior lectureship activities.
Eligible to be employed as senior lecturer is, according to the Higher Education Ordinance, the person who has a doctoral degree or equivalent academic competence and has shown scientific as well as teaching skills and has the personal qualifications necessary for carrying out the duties of the position well. The pedagogical skills and scientific competence have to be relevant for the position and the duties associated with it.
Teaching competence requires that the applicant has undergone relevant teacher training at the University level, comprising at least ten weeks or has gained equivalent knowledge. The teacher training can, under certain circumstances, be completed during the first two years of employment. Furthermore, according to the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University, the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.
The applicant must have documented competence in teaching both in Swedish and English, unless special circumstances exist. A person who cannot teach in Swedish is expected to obtain this capability within two years.
Assessment criteria: In the selection of eligible applicants, importance will be placed on research and teaching expertise, but special emphasis will be placed on research expertise. The assessment criteria will however be co-weighted such that an applicant assessed as having much greater teaching expertise than an applicant who has slightly greater research expertise may be ranked ahead of the latter. Research expertise comprises research merits, including merits obtained in the professional sphere, which comprise for example technological development and capacity to innovate.
When assessing the academic competence, special emphasis will be given to research merits that strengthen and complement the experimental, molecular cell biology research at IMBIM. Experience and technical competence in experimental in vivo model systems and/or advanced cell and molecular technologies is encouraged and will be evaluated favorably. 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.
Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. Teaching expertise may have been achieved in the professional sphere through tutorship, supervision of interns, mentorship programs et al. In assessing teaching competence, the quality of teaching shall be given primary consideration. The scope, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be considered. 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 with 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.
Administrative expertise is of importance to the position, and will be assigned weight. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient and task-related manner, as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based with an awareness of goals and quality.
Leadership expertise is of importance to the position, and will be assigned some weight. Leadership expertise is demonstrated through the ability to lead operations and employees, make decisions, assume responsibility, motivate and provide others with the conditions necessary to attain common goals. The ability to coordinate the group and contribute to generating commitment, participation and job satisfaction and the ability to manage conflicts are further examples of demonstrated expertise. All merits must be documented so that both quality and quantity can be evaluated.
All merits need to be documented such that both quality and quantity can be properly assessed. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the position. Personal conditions, such as part-time work due to, for example, parental leave, trades union duties, military service, etc., that in the assessment may be credited to the applicant should be stated in the application.
In appointing a person to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a holistic qualitative assessment of competence and skills, is judged, alongside documented qualifications, to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contribute to the positive development of the working environment.
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Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.
For further information about the position please contact Professor Catharina Svensson, email@example.com, phone: +46 (0)70 425 03 85
Please submit your application by October 28, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1436
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Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1436
Last application date: 2019-10-28
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