Senior lecturer in Microbiology: Sweden

An appointment as a senior lecturer in microbiology is vacant at the Department of Molecular Sciences, SLU, Uppsala. The department has approximately 110 employees and together with two other departments forms an inspiring research environment at the BioCenter at the Ultuna campus in Uppsala. Here you will find expertise in plant biology, mycology, plant pathology, microbiology, food science, calculation-based genetics, chemistry and biotechnology and competitive infrastructure such as plant-growing facilities, advanced microscopy and molecular biology, x-ray and NMR. The department conducts research, teaching and environmental monitoring in the field of inorganic, physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, natural product chemistry, food science and microbiology. Visit us at

The area of this position covers microbiology, with focus on isolation, characterization and application of microorganisms within research areas such as food, bioenergy and green chemistry, for sustainable society development.

The position provides room for own research and research management of at least 35%, with great opportunities to become involved in innovative, applied projects within SLU’s activity areas.

The holder is expected to:

  • develop and lead teaching in microbiology at basic, advanced and postgraduate level
  • contribute to the development of the postgraduate education subject biology with a focus on microbiology and supervise doctoral students on the subject
  • develop and lead successful research in the subject
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with researchers, industry, and society in general
  • communicate on ongoing research and research results
  • actively apply for external research funding
  • be able to teach in Swedish within two years

The applicant must

  • have completed a doctoral degree or have equivalent scientific competence
  • be scientifically proficient in the subject of the employment
  • have a good knowledge of English, as well as experience of teaching in English
  • be pedagogically skilled and have undergone university education in pedagogics corresponding to about 10 weeks of full-time studies (or have acquired equivalent competence in other ways)
  • have demonstrated good ability to integrate research and a scientific approach in pedagogical work
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