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OPEN POSITIONS Senior Lecturer in Asthma and allergy research

Institute of Medicine is one of the largest institutes at the University of Gothenburg. Education and research on major diseases in society is conducted at the institute. Krefting Research Centre (within the Department of Internal Medicine and Nutrition, Institute of Medicine) conducts today advanced research on asthma and allergy covering from epidemiological and clinical research to research on mechanisms of importance about the onset and progression of diseases in an international research environment. Of about 25 coworkers, more than a half are PhD-students, post docs and young researchers, and generally more than a half are coming from other countries than Sweden, from Japan and China in the east to USA in the west. Several researchers at the center have leading positions at international research organizations.

Subject area

Asthma and allergy research

Subject area description

Asthma and allergy research covering from epidemiological and clinical research to research on disease mechanisms.

Job assignments

The tasks include Asthma and allergy research, teaching at undergraduate, advanced and doctorate level. Participating in Krefting Research Centre steering committee and as a team leader for a research group. 


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Qualified to employment is someone with a PhD and shown pedagogical skills.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Highest priority will be given to proven scientific skills in asthma and allergy research. It is followed by, in this order: pedagogical skills, collaborative ability and administrative skills.

Experience to obtain condiderable research funding in national and international competition, documented collaboration with pharmaceutical industry, outstanding scientific activities and publications in leading journals are of special merits. Condiderable experience of translational asthma and allergy research is also of special merit.

The successful applicant may also be asked to complete an educational training program within the first year of employment.


The employment is a full time permanent position and is located at The Institute of Medicine. First day of employment is by agreement.

For further information:

Jan Borén, Professor
Director of the Institute of Medicine
+46 733764264  

Anna Rudin, Professor
Deputy Director of the Institute of Medicine
+46 701424253


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

- PhD degree (in Swedish or English)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates /proof /rating proving applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be sent in three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2018/967, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 2019-01-31


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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