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Senior Lecturer in Biology with a focus on Plant Biochemistry

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    7 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    7 december

Om jobbet

Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science 
Department of Plant Breeding
The Department of Plant Breeding, at SLU in Alnarp, works with research, education and innovation work. The focus is on activities that are of strategic importance for crops with a sustainable and profitable production of plant-based food, feed and industrial products in a changing climate. The Department constitutes a multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative environment that works with current and future challenges. Read more about the department here:

Subject area

The subject of the position is biology with a focus on plant biochemistry and its applications in biologically relevant areas. It includes the use of biochemistry and molecular biology research to better understand qualitative and quantitative aspects of plant physiology and plant storage products.


The senior lecturer shall within the subject:
  • develop, lead, and conduct internationally successful research
  • develop, lead, and conduct teaching and examination on basic level and advancedlevel
  • actively conduct supervision of doctoral students in postgraduate subjects thatinclude plant biochemistry
  • actively seek national and international research funding in competition and publishpeer-reviewed scientific papers
  • conduct research-based collaboration with researchers within and external to SLU.
  • communicate research results and contribute with relevant knowledge to thesurrounding society
  • contribute to SLU sustainable development goal of sustainable agricultureproduction
  • contribute to the faculty's strategic development through administrative tasks withinthe subject area, the department and the faculty


The applicant shall:
  • have a PhD in a relevant subject for the appointment, e.g. biology, plantbiochemistry, molecular biology
  • be scientifically skilled within the subject of the appointment and have demonstratedthe ability to obtain external research funds in competition
  • have a record of publishing theirs research in for the subject high quality journals atan international level
  • have demonstrated pedagogical skill in teaching at basic level and advanced levelincluding supervision at university level
  • have experience of research collaboration
  • have undergone university pedagogical training of at least 10 weeks of full-timestudies or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge
The department has a bilingual work environment. The lecturer will be able to carry out most of his tasks in English. However, as the university is Swedishspeaking, the holder is expected to be able to work and teach in Swedish within four years of taking up employment. The institution will support the holder to achieve this.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for this appointment will be based primarily on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position.

When assessing scientific skills, the following will be taken into account:
  • ability to independently initiate and lead innovative research, especially within thecurrent research area
  • ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • ability to publish in scientific journals or books
When assessing teaching skills, the following will be taken into account:
  • ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate teaching.
  • ability to integrate research and a scientific approach in teaching.
  • experience in supervising doctoral students and examining students.
When assessing other skills, the following will be taken into account:
  • ability to develop and lead scientific activities and personnel at university level
  • ability to collaborate, communicate and cooperate with relevant stakeholders and thesurrounding society
  • ability to communicate ongoing research- and development work
In assessing the candidate's qualifications, equal consideration will be given to teaching andresearch skills.

After the assessment criteria, personal characteristics and personal suitability will also be taken into account.

Final date for application::


Place of work:




Form of employment:

Permanent employment

Starting date:

According to agreement 


Use the document Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior lecturer or associate senior lecturer at SLU as guide when you fill in your application.

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Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.


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