Senior University Lecturer: Plant Cell & Molecular Biology – Umeå University – Sweden

Umeå University
Study in:Sweden
Deadline: 15 February 2018

Senior University Lecturer in plant cell and molecular biology

Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik




  •  Permanent position
  •  100 %
  •  Umeå

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) is an internationally recognized centre within the area of experimental plant biology. At UPSC, research on plant cell and molecular biology, in particular on forest trees, is a focus area. We develop aspen/hybrid aspen and spruce as model systems, but a lot of the research uses Arabidopsis as model system. The Department of Plant physiology is looking for a Senior University Lecturer in this area. Last day to apply is 2018-02-15.

Description of the position
The research at UPSC spans oven many disciplines; genetics, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. A common goal is to understand the mechanisms behind plant development and adaptation to the environment. The holder of this position should perform independent research on plant cell and molecular biology or plant physiology, with focus on growth/biomass production. This could include research on factors governing photosynthesis or metabolism, shoot stem or root growth, questions dealing with biotic or abiotic stress, or similar. The research does not need to have a focus on trees, but should have relevance for biomass production in trees and it is an advantage, but not necessary, that it has synergy to and complements ongoing research at UPSC.

In addition, the tasks include leading and developing courses in this area at Masters and PhD level and on engineering programs in Biotechnology and Energy Technology.

The position is a permanent position, and should be started on 1/1 2019 or upon agreement. A startup package will be provided.

Requirements to be qualified for the position as a Senior University Lecturer is to have demonstrated pedagogic skills as well as hold a doctorate or have attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regards to the subject area of the appointment and the work duties included in the appointment.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate academic competence; to independently plan, perform and publish research projects within plant cell and molecular biology and/or physiology. International postdoctoral experience and/or international research collaborations is an important merit.

Academic competence will be assessed from scientific publications in internationally respected scientific journals with a peer review system, and a documented ability to attract competitive external funding.

Teaching competence should be in plant cell and molecular biology, preferentially with a focus on biotechnology and/or bioenergy. Education for academic teaching is required, as well as experience from independent development of academic teaching, teaching at basic and advanced level and PhD student supervision.

The application should include: (1) a cover letter describing your background, main research area and motivation in applying for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a list of publications, (4) copies of most relevant published work, (5) certified copies of University-level diplomas, (6) a research
plan describing the work you wish to conduct at Umeå University (maximum 5 pages), (7) contact details of at least two referees with established track records within the research area of the applicant, (8) a statement and documentation of skills within the areas of:

  • scientific activities
  • pedagogical activities. (This should be done in accordance with the template for teaching portfolio. See instructions in Annex 4: Appointments procedure for teachers at Umeå University.)
  • collaboration with the surrounding society and informing about research activities and development activities
  • the ability to lead activities and personnel

The application is to be submitted in the e-recruitment system Varbi, 2018-02-15 at the latest.

For more information
Contact Head of Department Stefan Jansson, phone +46-70-677 23 31, email


January 1, 2019 or upon agreement


Stefan Jansson

+4690-786 53 54

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1901-17


monthly salary

Union representative


+4690-786 53 65


+4690-786 52 96


+4690-786 54 31

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