Associate Senior Lecturer in molecular neurobiology

Associate Senior Lecturer in molecular neurobiology


Affiliate Senior Lecturer in molecular neurobiology

The College of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with various data. 53 500 college students and 6 500 staff make the college a big and provoking place to work and research. Sturdy analysis and enticing research programmes entice scientists and college students from all over the world. With new data and new views, the College contributes to a greater future.

Within the present announcement, we’re trying to find scientifically certified candidates with experience in molecular neurobiology of the mannequin organism Caenorhabditis elegans and command of recent biochemical and molecular biology strategies, for a tenure monitor place as Affiliate Senior Lecturer. The profitable candidate will likely be given the chance to develop their full potential as a number one unbiased scientist in a flourishing tutorial surroundings.

The place is positioned on the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology (CMB; on the College of Science. CMB conducts analysis and training of highest high quality in three foremost fields: biomolecular sciences, environmental sciences, and basic chemical sciences. Analysis on the division is strongly targeted on fundamental science and covers a large scientific spectrum from the atomic and molecular degree, by way of cells and onto intact organisms. A lot of the phenomena studied illustrate the chemical and organic interaction between molecules in our pure surroundings and in residing methods. The division includes roughly 40 tutorial workers and 85 postgraduate/PhD college students. CMB is liable for the undergraduate applications in molecular biology, genomics and methods biology, chemistry, organic- and medicinal chemistry, and the bachelor program for pharmacy assistant.

The place as assistant professor in molecular neurobiology will contribute to the long-term strengthening of the present actions throughout the Division of Biochemistry and Structural Biology ( and the Division of Molecular and Mobile Biology ( These divisions research proteins and different molecules throughout the cell with the objective of understanding the complicated interaction between biomolecular construction and performance in residing organisms. Many ongoing analysis actions at CMB place sturdy emphasis on finding out mannequin organisms together with Saccharomyces cerevisiaeCaenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster. Our analysis teams have many fruitful interdisciplinary interactions with chemists, bioinformaticians and biomedical firms, and type an internationally acknowledged life science surroundings on the College of Gothenburg.

The College of Gothenburg is mobilizing within the space of life sciences; particularly, a contemporary constructing for analysis and training will accomplished throughout 2023. This constructing is positioned on the Medical Hill and can convey collectively a number of departments on the College of Science and will likely be positioned in shut proximity to the medical school (Sahlgrenska Academy and the Sahlgrenska College Hospital. The identical web site hosts Core amenities ( which collect necessary life-science analysis infrastructure, and the Swedish NMR middle ( CMB has intensive collaborations with AstraZencea R&D in Mölndal.

Like most Scandinavian nations, Sweden offers a top quality of life with beneficiant trip go away and nationwide well being care. Like all employers in Sweden, we provide 480 days of parental go away, free to take by the mom and/or the daddy anytime till the kid is 12 years previous. Households in Sweden are assured day care positions inside 4 months of registering and training is free. The college is positioned inside Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest metropolis, with an excellent public transportation system, energetic worldwide tradition and shut connection to the ocean and nature.

Topic space

Molecular Neurobiology

Topic space description

The analysis and educating throughout the framework of the employment shall complement and strengthen present actions on the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. The analysis in molecular neurobiology should have an experimental deal with the mannequin organism Caenorhabditis elegans and exploit fashionable biochemical, biophysical and molecular biology strategies. The mannequin organism C. elegans has the perfect characterised neural community of any organism. This community consists of 302 neurons containing roughly 5000 chemical synapses. It’s the solely organism for which each the connectome (map of all neuronal connections) and single-cell transcriptome (cell-by-cell map of mRNA expression profiles) have been mapped out. C. elegans is due to this fact a heavily-studied mannequin organism which has yielded deep understanding of how molecular-level occasions inside neural circuits remodel sensory inputs into behavioural outcomes. The place thus goals to ascertain a novel analysis profile in Sweden that’s each complementary to and strengthens present analysis actions on the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. We additionally welcome candidates with a cross-disciplinary profile that mixes molecular neurobiology and computational community modelling methods.

Job assignments

The profitable candidate is predicted to provoke a aggressive analysis program and develop an unbiased analysis group inside molecular neurobiology targeted on fundamental neuroscience of the mannequin organism Caenorhabditis elegans, that makes use of fashionable strategies in biochemistry, biophysical and molecular biology. The profitable candidate is predicted to use for exterior funding from nationwide and worldwide funding sources.

The job assignments embody planning and performing educating inside neurobiology, molecular biology and pharmaceutical sciences in postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate applications. This educating contains lectures, workout routines and examinations in addition to the supervision of doctoral and undergraduate college students.

Administration assignments and administrative duties, each inside and outdoors the division, may be a part of the assignments. Outreach to the encompassing group can also be included within the job assignments. Candidates with out university-level pedagogic coaching ought to take part in pedagogy programs for larger training inside two years of hiring.

The profitable candidate is predicted to have the ability to train in Swedish inside two years of beginning the place. The college gives programs to study Swedish as a second language.


The final {qualifications} for tutorial positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Increased Schooling Ordinance and the Appointments Process for Lecturers on the College of Gothenburg. A PhD diploma or equal overseas diploma in a topic space related to the place is a requirement. Skill to show in Swedish or English can also be a requirement. For a place as Assistant Professor with Tenure Observe, purposes should be acquired on the College of Gothenburg inside 5 years of the applicant finishing their PhD diploma. Allowance is made for time commitments resulting from parental go away, sick go away, obligatory navy service, or different related circumstances.


Evaluation of the purposes will likely be based mostly totally on scientific deserves and secondarily on pedagogical and administrative deserves and expertise. All features will likely be rigorously assessed.

When assessing scientific proficiency, a monitor file of revolutionary neuroscience publications that make the most of the mannequin organism Caenorhabditis elegans is important. Furthermore, a monitor file of analysis publications which reveal a command of recent strategies in biochemistry and molecular biology can also be required. By means of the connected publications and the connected description of present and deliberate analysis, the profitable applicant should reveal the potential to create a far-sighted and unbiased fundamental neuroscience analysis profile that makes use of the mannequin organism Caenorhabditis elegans.

The scientific evaluation will likely be based mostly on publications in main worldwide journals, the place high quality and affect are given extra weight than complete manufacturing. Beneficial consideration will likely be given to candidates with demonstrated success in attracting exterior funding in nationwide or worldwide competitors, and who’re actively engaged in looking for funds with which to develop an unbiased analysis group. Scientific proficiency can also be assessed by way of the scientific high quality of the submitted analysis program, which ought to reveal the potential of the applicant to develop and lead analysis actions with relevance to the current employment. The evaluation can even contemplate how the applicant plans to collaborate with analysis teams inside and outdoors the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Moreover, on the time of the interview, the applicant’s private suitability and the plan to start out/additional develop their very own analysis group and to work together with ongoing analysis on the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology will weigh closely within the total evaluation.

When assessing pedagogical proficiency, specific emphasis will likely be positioned on well-documented pedagogical expertise of planning, performing and main educating, notably in neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmaceutical sciences. A documented means to oversee college students at undergraduate and postgraduate degree in these areas is important. Emphasis can even be positioned on the flexibility of pedagogical rethinking and growth of educating at graduate and undergraduate ranges. Documented administrative advantage, management, together with the flexibility to guide and develop personnel, or tackle obligations inside a tutorial surroundings, in addition to means to work together and collaborate with the encompassing group, are additionally meritorious.

For employment as assistant professor with tenure monitor, the applicant should be chosen who, after an total evaluation of ability and growth potential, is judged to have the perfect means to hold out the duties included within the employment, collaborate with different workers and contribute to a optimistic growth of the division.


Sort of employment: 4-years mounted time period employment

Extent: 100%

Location: Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg

First day of employment: As quickly as potential, as agreed

Tenure monitor evaluation: The place as Affiliate Senior Lecturer is the primary degree of the tenure monitor system on the College of Gothenburg. The place is outlined as an appointment based mostly on {qualifications} whereby the holder, if authorised, is promoted to a everlasting place as a Senior Lecturer. Standards for promotion from Affiliate Senior Lecturer to Senior Lecturer are established in ”Handläggningsordning för befordran från biträdande universitetslektor until universitetslektor vid Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten”

Appointment process

The choice course of will embody analysis by exterior consultants, interviews and visitor lectures. The evaluation of {qualifications} and expertise will bear in mind parental go away, sick go away or different related circumstances. The explanations and extent of go away of absence needs to be specified within the utility.

For additional info

Concerning the place, please contact:

Markus Tamas, Head of the Division of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

+46 31 786 2548


Union representatives on the College of Gothenburg:


To use for a place on the College of Gothenburg, it’s a must to register an account in our on-line recruitment system. Collectively together with your utility, the next needs to be connected:

  •  CV, together with a whole checklist of publications, and a file of analysis grants acquired (with quantities).
  • Description of scientific experience and a motivated checklist of 10 chosen scientific publications. Describe your a part of the work for every of the chosen publications.
  • A analysis plan with an outline of present and deliberate analysis in addition to different deliberate actions related to this place (most three pages).
  • Description of pedagogical experience, together with details about the extent and degree of your educating expertise and evaluations of its high quality. The outline must also embody a pedagogical reflection and educating philosophy.
  • Description of expertise of management, administration and co-operation with the encompassing group.
  • Copies of your most related publications in full format (most 10 publications).
  • Certificates and different paperwork to be thought of.
  • Contact particulars for no less than two scientists who can present letters of help if requested.

It’s the duty of the applicant to make sure that the applying is full in accordance with the directions within the job commercial and that it’s submitted earlier than the deadline. All {qualifications} should be documented in order that each high quality and scope might be assessed. Any paperwork that aren’t accessible in digital format needs to be mailed (three copies) to: College Workplace for Science, Attn: The tutorial appointments board, College of Gothenburg, Field 460, S-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

The applying needs to be written in English.

Time limit: 2021-10-30

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Further info

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