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OPEN POSITIONS Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, associated with position as specialist/consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, PAR 2017/647

Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a unit within the department of Public Health and Community Medicine with closely cooperating staff from University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The research is focused on the health effects of exposure to chemical and physical factors as well as the influence of stress and organizational factors in the workplace and the surrounding environment. We investigate patients and workplaces and offer education for medical and other students, graduate students, personnel at local health units and authorities. Education is also offered in the fields of company health service, insurance medicine and work environment. 

Subject area

Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, associated with position as specialist/consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Subject area description

Occupational and Environmental Medicine has a focus on the interplay between the work environment and the general environment and health, and on the prevention of work- and environment related diseases.

Job assignments

The holder of the position is expected to initiate and conduct research within the area. The holder is also expected to play a prominent role in education and knowledge dissemination, both within the university's education programs and in the surrounding regional and national society. Clinical service is included as well as administrative duties. The holder is expected to take management assignments either within the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg or at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.


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

Proven scientific and pedagogical skills. Qualification as a registered physician with specialist competence in Occupational and Environmental Medicine or comparable clinical specialty.


First assessment criterion is documented scientific and pedagogical skills. Second assessment criterion is administrative skills. Special emphasis will be placed on experience and high clinical competence in occupational and environmental medicine, as well as good communication skills and experience in collaboration with labour market partners and the surrounding society.

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 post and is located at The Institute of Medicine, the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. First day of employment is by agreement.

The employment is associated with a position as specialist/consultant at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. For the medical profession the applicant is required to have necessary knowledge in the Swedish, Norwegian or Danish language. For further information, please visit the web of The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen): https://legitimation.socialstyrelsen.se/en/educated-within-eu-or-eea/doctor-of-medicine

For further information:

Regarding the position please contact Kristina Jakobsson, Head of Unit, phone +46 31 786 62 56, +46 766-48 60 23, kristina.jakobsson@amm.gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/co-worker/service-support/teacher-recruitment/electronic-application/clinical/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsahlgrenska.gu.se%2Finternt%2Fservice-stod%2Flararrekrytering%2FAnsokan%2FKlinisk%2F

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 certificate
- Qualification as registered medical practitioner
- Qualification as specialist
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates / proof / rating proving the applicant's qualifications

The application is to be written in English.

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:
University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2017/647, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: January 31, 2018


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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