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The Institute of Clinical Sciences persues research and education with a particular focus on human Health. The institute includes 15 departments at 3 sections representing different clinical disciplines. Thanks to a successful partnership with the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, we have developed research projects, networks and centres to the benefit for research and health care. We have created an internationally recognised Institute thanks to our engaged researchers, teachers, more than 300 doctoral student and undergraduate students. We are responsible for undergraduate training of medical students (8th, 9th and 11th semester), education program of hospital physicists semester 5-10 as well as specialised supplementary training in different disciplines that are recognised globally.

Subject area

Obstetrics and Gynecology or Pediatrics with focus on Perinatal and reproductive health  

Subject are description

The research at the Institute of Clinical Sciences in the area perinatal medicine and reproductive medicine is strong. There is a common research focus at the newly formed Centre of Perinatal Medicine & Health on inflammation both in clinical and experimental research related to brain injury (Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Inst of Neuroscience and Physiology), mechanisms of preterm delivery, preeclampsia (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and rejection mechanisms after uterine transplantation (Gynecology and Obstetrics).    

Job assignments

Persue inflammation-related research applied within obstetrics and gynecology or pediatrics, particularly neonatology. The work includes supervision of doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in clinical and experimental studies, research methodology, collaboration with other research groups and application for external funding. The post includes teaching of students and course leader tasks (in Swedish and English) at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. The position includes supervision of students as well as planning, execution and evaluation of educational activities. Furthermore, the professorship will also be involved in administration within the Centre of Perinatal Medicine & Health.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Documented scientific and educational skills.          


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Equal priority will be given scientific and educational skills.

Creative research contributions in inflammation-related research applied within obstetrics and gynecology or neonatology are of particular importance. Scientific quality, originality as well as leadership and supervisory abilites in research are of particular significance. Ability to collaborate with other research groups and attract external funding in national and international competition are important qualifications. We will give priority to a researcher with well developed skills in molecular and cellular methodology including analyses of cell populations and mediators of the immune system as well as ability to supervise in the use of animal experimental models. It is of special importance to be able to share the methodological and scientific knowledge with colleagues in other research groups within and outside the Centre of Perinatal Medicine and Health.

Educational skills are important and include experience of supervision as well as planning, execution and evaluation of teaching activites for students attending various undergraduate programs. Persons who do not have Swedish as their native language will be offered to attend courses in Swedish during 2 years starting from the first day of employment in accordance with the language policy at the University of Gothenburg.

Administrative skills will also be given some priority. It is a merit if the applicant has basic training in medicine and is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology or pediatrics.


The employment is a full time (100%) permanent post and is located at The Institute of Clinical Sciences.

First day of employment is by agreement.

Appointment procedure

- Competence review of the applicant's documents after the closing date
- Applicants' documents are sent to external experts for assessment
- The recruitment will be dealt with in The Academic Appointments Board of Sahlgrenska Academy
- The Academic Appointments Board proposes candidates
- Assessment and recognition of qualifications in teaching and learning in higher education of the proposed candidate's - The recruitment is handled by the Vice-Chancellor for a decision

For further information

Prefect Peter Naredi, Professor +46706814981;

Henrik Hagberg, Professor, Head of the Centre of Perinatal Medicine & Health, +46705505773;        


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions: Application teacher general

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

- PhD certificate (in Swedish or English)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
- Documentation of supervision of PhD students, post doc students
- Documentation of pedagogical education/merits
- Other certificates /proof /rating proving the applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2020/211, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 10 November 2020

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.