Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


A permanent position as Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology that can be combined with employment as a Specialist Physician/Consultant within Region Skåne. The position is located at the Department of Laboratory Medicine in Lund.

Work responsibilities

Work responsibilities include conducting research within the subject area of medical microbiology, which includes experimental studies regarding human pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and/or parasites, as well as actively applying for external research grants. The holder of the position is required to conduct her/his own qualified research and is expected to participate in teaching within the context of the faculty’s various degree programmes at the first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle levels. In addition, the holder of the post is expected to perform supervision at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels, to carry out administrative tasks, to hold internal and external positions of trust and to collaborate with the surrounding society.

When the position is combined with work as a Specialist Physician/Consultant, research, teaching and independent clinical service in clinical microbiology at Region Skåne are combined.

Other work responsibilities may also arise.


According to Chapter 4, § 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, eligible applicants to the position of senior lecturer is a person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve.

The applicant must have completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning or have acquired equivalent knowledge in another way, unless there are special reasons for exemption from this requirement (see Lund University’s appointment rules).

To be appointed to a combined position, the applicant must be a specialist physician in clinical microbiology. In that case, the applicant is required to possess the knowledge of Swedish necessary in the medical profession (according to the definition of the National Board of Health and Welfare, which also approves corresponding knowledge in Norwegian or Danish).

Assessment criteria

The applicant must have demonstrated scientific and pedagogical skills of importance to the subject. Particular emphasis will be placed on scientific expertise. The applicant must have demonstrated scientific skill and a high level of research expertise that is valuable for the subject area of medical microbiology. The applicant must have demonstrated her/his scientific skill by maintaining a high national and international standard as a researcher and by demonstrating well-documented scientific expertise in the field of medical microbiology. Particular emphasis will be placed on publications at a high international level and of which the applicant is the lead author, as well as the leadership of research grants applied for in national or international competitions. The applicant’s potential for scientific development will be given special consideration.

Pedagogical skill is demonstrated by the requirement that the applicant must possess a high level of teaching expertise that is valuable for the subject area of medical microbiology. Significance will be ascribed to teaching expertise at the first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle levels. The ability to supervise doctoral students as well as to conduct supervision at the first-cycle and second-cycle levels is considered a plus.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to lead and collaborate and must also demonstrate administrative skills and the ability to interact with the surrounding community.

If relevant, documented clinical skill and potential to contribute to competence development and research that contributes to Region Skåne’s clinical development in clinical microbiology will also be taken into account. The work responsibilities are undertaken in close collaboration with other research groups at Lund University and Region Skåne’s healthcare services.

For teachers at Lund University, the general eligibility requirement is to that the applicant must be suitable for the position and possess the other abilities needed to successfully fulfil her/his work responsibilities. The hiring of teachers is governed by the stipulations of the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University’s appointment rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for employment as a senior lecturer:

Other information

Further information can be provided by:

Dean Kristina Åkesson, telephone: + 46-46-222 80 84, e-mail:

Prefect Anna Rignell Hydbom, telephone: + 46-707220426, e-mail:

Information about the application procedure can be provided by Recruitment Officer Robert Norrman, telephone: + 46-46-222 44 10, e-mail:

The position will be filled following a proposal from the Faculty of Medicine Academic Appointments Board.

Application procedure

The position may be applied for electronically via Lund University’s application portal no later than 2021-08-31. The application is reviewed in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applicants for teacher employment (see under the heading “Instructions for applicants” ).

The university applies individual salary setting. You are welcome to state your salary demands in your application.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1597
  • Robert Norrman, +46462224410
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 28.Apr.2021
Last application date 31.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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