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Professor in neuropsychiatric basic research, combined with employment as a specialist/consultant

Lund University
Lund (Stad), Skåne (SE)
Individual salary
Closing date
31 Aug 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


A legacy gift from the late Ragnar Vigre has now enabled a vacancy announcement for a position as professor of neuropsychiatric basic research.

The position’s departmental placement is to be decided on appointment.

The role is combined with employment as specialist/consultant within Region Skåne.


Work duties include research, research education and teaching on the Faculty’s degree in medicine in neurology, cognitive disorders or psychiatry. Other duties normally associated with the position of professor include administrative tasks and internal and external elected offices nationally and internationally. The successful applicant is expected to assume overall responsibility for research and teaching in the subject area.

Independent clinical work is included in the position of specialist/consultant.

Other duties may be included in the position.

Qualification requirements

A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4 Section 3).

The applicant is to be a specialist in the specialisms relevant to the vacancy announcement. 

Since the appointment is combined with appointment as a specialist/consultant,

Swedish language skills of at least level C1 according to the Council of Europe’s Framework of Reference for Languages are a requirement.

According to Lund University’s Appointment Rules, the applicant must have completed training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks or have acquired equivalent knowledge in another way in order to be eligible, unless there are special grounds. If the holder of the position is deemed to have special grounds for not having completed training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks at the time of taking up the position, they shall complete such training within two years of starting the position.

Assessment criteria

The applicant is to have demonstrated academic and very high level of research and teaching skills relevant to neurology, cognitive disorders or psychiatry. During the assessment, particular weight will be accorded to academic expertise.

The applicant must have demonstrated academic skill by maintaining a very good national and international standing as a researcher.

Experience of national and in particular international research collaboration is desirable.

Furthermore, it is desirable that the successful candidate has, as the principal applicant, received external research funding national and especially international competition.

Experience of experimental, translational and clinical research within neurology, cognitive disorders or psychiatry is desirable.

Documented clinical expertise and experience of leading clinical work within neurology, cognitive disorders or psychiatry are desirable.

The applicant is to have demonstrated teaching expertise of relevance to the subject within both teaching and supervision in first, second and third-cycle education.

The applicant is to demonstrate leadership ability, the ability to interact with wider society and a good capacity for collaboration.

Teaching staff at Lund University are required to be suitable for the position and to have the general ability to fulfil their work duties well. In addition to the Higher Education Ordinance, the following apply to the appointment of teaching staff: Lund University Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for the appointment of a Professor.

Further information

For further information, please contact Dean Maria Björkqvist, tel. +46 72 700 71 63,, Head of Department Patrik Midlöv tel. +46 730 79 13 63,  or Head of Department Mikael Bodelsson, tel +46 70 590 82 18,

Information about the application procedure can be provided by the recruitment officer, Eva Nilsson, tel. +46 46 222 17 89,

The position will be filled following a proposal from the Faculty of Medicine’s Academic Appointments Board.

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal no later than 24 September 2024. Applications are reported in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s Guidelines for Academic Appointments (see under the heading Instructions for Applicants).

The University sets salaries on an individual basis. Please state your desired salary in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants from different backgrounds and experiences. We consider gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We welcome your application!

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

  • Type of employment Permanent position
  • Contract type Full time
  • Number of positions 1
  • Full-time equivalent 100 %
  • City Lund/Malmö
  • County Skåne län
  • Country Sweden

Reference number PA2024/62 Contact

  • Maria Björkqvist, +4672 7007163
  • Patrik Midlöv, +46730791363,
  • Mikael Bodelsson, +46705908218
  • Eva Nilsson, +46462221789

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366

Last application date 24.Sep.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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