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Professor of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Closing date: 7 February 2022

The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for undergraduate education, research and postgraduate education in the scientific fields of veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing and animal science. The department’s activities mainly concern our common Swedish domesticated animal species with a focus on Anaesthesiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Animal Care, Epidemiology, Laboratory Animal Science, Surgery, Clinical Chemistry, Medicine and Domestic Animal Reproduction.

Laboratory Animal Medicine includes Experimental Medicine using animal models for veterinary and biomedical research to increase biological and medical knowledge. The aim is to better understand and treat or prevent diseases in animals and humans. Experimental Animal Medicine also includes the knowledge of experimental animals and their use in research, their biology, care, handling, diseases, anaesthesia, pain relief, experimental techniques, genetics and ethical considerations in their use and the legislation that regulates it.


  • develop and lead internationally successful research within Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • further develop synergies between Laboratory Animal Medicine and the other disciplines of the Faculty
  • develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, organizations, and the industry
  • actively participate in PhD training and supervising PhD students and residents.
  • disseminate research findings and contribute with relevant knowledge to society
  • apply for external research funding at national and international level
  • develop research and education in cooperation with the other researchers and teachers of the Faculty and the University
  • be responsible for and develop teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as postgraduate courses in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Laboratory Animal Science
  • actively participate in teaching and clinical work
  • have Swedish as a working language within 4 years
  • carry out administrative tasks/assignments within the department, faculty and university
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU
  • be responsible for staff and budget within the subject.

Your Qualifications:

  • have a degree in Veterinary Medicine, a doctorate and competence as Associate Professor (docent) or equivalent scientific competence within the scope of the subject description.
  • have international Veterinary Medicine specialist competence (diplomate) or equivalent competence in a field relevant to the post
  • be scientifically proficient in the subject of the post
  • have documented experience as main supervisor at doctoral level
  • have demonstrated a proven ability to lead and develop a successful research group
  • have a proven ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • have documented clinical experience in working with any of/some of the animal species relevant to the faculty: cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs and cats
  • be pedagogically skilled and have the ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into both teaching and other pedagogical work
  • be able to integrate pedagogical practice with the role as a researcher
  • have a very good knowledge of English


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