Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in medicine: Neuroimaging in neurodegenerative di...

Lund University
October 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The position

In this tenure track position call, we address outstanding young scientists with international research experience in the field of neuroimaging with focus on neurodegenerative disease, mainly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The position is financed by the strategic research area Multipark ( funded by the Swedish government. Building on the strong tradition of cutting-edge research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases at Lund University, Multiparks vision is to create new and innovative strategies for improved and novel treatments, disease modifications and eventually cures for neurodegenerative diseases, in order to improve the quality of life for people living and ageing with these disorders. The position is located within the Faculty of Medicine at the Institution for Clinical Sciences Lund in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and is time limited to four years with the possibility for promotion to Senior Lecturer. An operational grant of 1 MSEK (€100.000)/year is included.

The successful candidate

To be considered, candidates should have a PhD or relevant post graduate qualification and vast expertise in neuroimaging, comprising magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, the focus areas of Multipark. Substantial experience in the development of optimized methodologies for PET data quantification is of particular merit. The successful applicant will have an outstanding scientific record confirming the ability to conduct high quality peer reviewed research and to acquire funding.

Job description

The successful applicant will initiate and maintain a strong research program in the area of neuroimaging in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, with research and research supervision as main assignments. Up to 20% of the employment can be devoted to teaching at the faculty on graduate as well as postgraduate level so that the criteria for promotion to a tenure position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor can be fulfilled within four years. Other duties may be added and the successful candidate is expected to take on the role of an active player within Multipark.


According to Chapter 4, Section 12a of the Higher Education Ordinance and local collective agreement on career development reg. no PE 2013/365, a person is qualified for appointment if the applicant holds a PhD or has corresponding research expertise. Priority should be given candidates who have completed their degree or achieved the corresponding competence no more than 7 years before the last date for applications. A merit is experience of research in an international environment, preferably outside the university at which the training for PhD/corresponding was obtained as well as novelty of the scientific approach, giving added value to the existing research at the faculty within the field.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Associate Senior Lecturer is to be appointed on application to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has required qualifications and is deemed to be suitable with reference to the qualifications and assessment criteria for promotion and appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine. The assessment will be made no later than 3 years and 8 months after the start of the Associated Senior Lecturer position.

See: Senior Lecturer- General requirements profile and assessments criteria,

Basis for assessment

Candidates must have a strong scientific track record within the field of neuroimaging in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease based on CV and publication list, including international research experience, scientific creativity and a high degree of excellence in the field. Thus assessment of the candidates will be based on their record of independently performed research within the area leading to publications at a high scientific level and grants achieved in strong competition, novelty of the scientific approach, giving added value to the existing research and experience of research in an international environment, preferably outside the university at which the training for PhD/corresponding was obtained.

In addition teaching credentials and administrative skills may be considered. Emphasis will, in addition, be placed on the candidates' personal suitability and the candidates' potential to become eligible for a senior lecturer position within the time frame of the associate senior lecturer position.

In addition to what is prescribed by the Higher Education Ordinance, Rules and regulations for academic appointments at Lund University also apply.

For further information about the position please contact:

Dean Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, tel: +46 46-222 80 84 


Coordinator for MultiPark Gunnar Gouras, tel: +46 46-2220309


Information on application formalities may be obtained from recruitment officer Aldiana Sikiric, tel. +46 46 222 7196


The appointment will be made after preparation in the Academic Appointments Board.


The position is applied for through the link presented in the vacancy notice no later than the 14th of November 2017. The application should be formulated according to the Faculty of Medicines instruction for applicants, see: (list of qualifications for lecturers and create a CV) The applicant's name may be listed on the Faculty's homepage unless the applicant has disagreed to this. The application should be written in English as international evaluators may be consulted.

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