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Professor of radiopharmaceutical chemistry

Uppsala University
Uppsala (Län) (SE)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Full Time
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Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is a vigorous international research environment. The Department has approximately 85 co-workers. Here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. For more information about the Department, please visit 

Research area
The successful candidate will have the overall responsibility for the Department’s research and teaching within the subject area of radiopharmaceutical chemistry. This includes: The design and synthesis of radiolabelled small molecular  PET ligands and precursors, developing  radiochemical tools and methods, and developing molecular imaging techniques.

The position involves research, supervision and teaching within the subject of radio pharmaceutical chemistry at first, second and third-cycle level, primarily within the degree programmes at the Faculty of Pharmacy. It will also be possible to participate in close collaborations with other research teams at the Faculty. The successful candidate will also be expected to work in a multidisciplinary environment at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry with close ties to Uppsala University Hospital.

The position includes administrative and managerial duties as part of a close collaboration between the Department and the Faculty. The successful candidate is expected to provide the public with general information about the research and development in their  field. Furthermore, they are  expected to follow both societal and subject-related developments in areas relevant to their work at Uppsala University.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 3, a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is considered qualified for employment as a professor. According to Section 5 of the Appointment Regulations (AR), for Uppsala University, one general qualification required is that applicants must be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the demands of suitability required to perform their duties well.

Research expertise must have been demonstrated by the applicant’s independent research contributions and by achievements that are of very high quality by international standards. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading and developing research; an ability to obtain research funding in competition; and well-documented expertise in supervising third cycle (doctoral) students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications. The international track record required must be assessed in light of the nature and specific circumstances of the subject. See AR Section 31.

Teaching expertise must have been demonstrated by an extensive educational portfolio in accordance with Section 22 of the AR. Furthermore, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented skill in supervision at first cycle (undergraduate) level, second cycle (Master’s) level and third cycle (doctoral) level. A prerequisite for considering that the applicant has teaching expertise is that the applicant has completed at least ten weeks of teacher training for higher education that is relevant to the organisation and its activities, or has equivalent knowledge. If there are special reasons, the teacher training for higher education may be undertaken during the first two years of employment. The teacher training must also include third cycle (doctoral student) supervision. See AR Sections 22 and 32.

The applicant must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and in English. See Section 6 AR.

Assessment criteria
In the assessment of more than one qualified applicant, research expertise will be assigned greater weight than teaching expertise. Particular emphasis will be placed on experience of research in radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Weight will also be assigned to international research experience and participation in both national and international collaboration projects. Additionally, documented ability to collaborate in multidisciplinary research projects in closely related pharmaceutical and medical disciplines will be weighted. Other expertise that will be assessed: Experience of preclinical evaluations of new radiotracing candidates, developing radiochemistry methods and patenting/product development.

Research expertise refers to research qualifications. In assessing research expertise, research quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research. See Section 20 AR. See also Section 3 Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (GA).

Teaching expertise refers to educational qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education. See Section 22 AR and Section 4 GA.

Assessment criteria, other expertise
Administrative expertise and management expertise are significant to the position and will be assigned importance. The ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform the public about research and development will be given weight.

Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate manner, and the ability to specify and keep to time frames. Such expertise includes overall operational planning, the ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, and the ability to work in a structured manner based on awareness of goals and quality. See Section 28 AR and Section 5 GA.

Management expertise is demonstrated by the ability to lead operations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate others, providing them with the conditions needed for efficient achievement of shared goals. Expertise may also be demonstrated by an ability to coordinate the group, to help create a sense of involvement, participation and job satisfaction, and to deal with conflicts. See Section 30 AR and Section 5 GA.

When assessing collaboration expertise, experience of and expertise in education and outreach work, editorships and other activities related to knowledge exchange between academia and the wider community, as well as experience of innovation and entrepreneurship, will be given weight. See Section 6 GA.

When the University appoints new teachers, it must select the applicants who, following a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the relevant duties and to contribute to the positive development of the department/equivalent. See Section 4 AR.

The gender equality aspect must be applied in an appointment process if it is evident following a qualitative assessment that two applicants of different gender have equal or approximately equal qualifications and if one gender is underrepresented (constitutes less than 40% of those in the occupational category in question and at the workplace concerned). See Section 95 AR.

The applicant’s parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, or the like, will be regarded as qualifying work experience.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. During the evaluation of submitted applications, international referees may be used. In this event, the University may need to send applications that are written in Swedish to a qualified translator.

Links to relevant regulations and guidelines
Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Career Portfolios. Instructions for compiling qualifications and guidelines for qualifications assessment in connection with recruitment of teachers, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For more information, please contact: Head of Department, Anders Karlén (, 018-471 42 93) or Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Mathias Hallberg (, 018-471-41 41).

Welcome to submit your application, no later than 12 June, UFV-PA 2023/510.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

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