Professor in Nuclear Medicine with a focus on Positron emission tomography (PET) combined with an employment as a specialist/senior physician at Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Ref PAR 2022/1353

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Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Sciences. The Institute of Clinical Sciences is a part of Sahlgrenska Academy, along with five other institutes. Here, research and education are conducted that focus on people's health and quality of life. The Institute of Clinical Sciences is organized into four sections and 16 different subject areas. 

We are currently looking for a Professor of Nuclear Medicine with a focus on PET to further strengthen research at the University of Gothenburg. Employment as professor is placed in the Department of Medical Radiation Sciences within the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy. Extensive clinical, translational and experimental research is conducted at the Department. The Department participates in the various educational programs and specialist training programs of the Faculty.


Subject area 

Nuclear medicine with a focus on positron emission tomography (PET)  

Subject area description 

The subject area of the professorship is nuclear medicine with a focus on PET. Nuclear medicine is a field of research and a medical specialty focused on the diagnostic and therapeutic use of radionuclides, usually in imaging studies. The research area includes clinical, translational and experimental research related to the use of PET for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. 


The tasks include conducting research in the field at a nationally and internationally competitive level. The research will contribute to Sahlgrenska University Hospital receives national care assignments. It also includes actively seeking national and/or international external research grants. 

The tasks also include teaching and examination in courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level within the medical program and other educational programs in which the Institute participates. It also includes supervision of students and doctoral students at all levels of education. 

The professor is also expected to perform other duties normally associated with a professorship, such as academic leadership and holding internal and external positions of trust. The position also involves collaboration with the wider community. 

The clinical position will be tailored to the needs of the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in terms of the skills and experience of the professor.  


Eligibility for employment as a teacher is regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the University of Gothenburg's employment regulations.  

To be eligible for employment as a professor, the applicant should have demonstrated scientific and pedagogical skills. A medical degree, specialist competence in clinical physiology, radiology or nuclear medicine is required for the position. 

The position is linked to employment as a specialist/senior physician at Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU) and therefore, according to the National Board of Health and Welfare, knowledge of Swedish, Danish or Norwegian is required for the profession in order to obtain a Swedish medical licence.  

According to Chapter 3, Section 8 of the Higher Education Act, a combined position may only be held by someone who meets the eligibility requirements for both positions. 

Assessment criteria 

The assessment criteria for appointment as a professor are set out in Chapter 4, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's employment regulations. 

Scientific, pedagogical, administrative and clinical skills are the assessment criteria for the appointment. In the assessment, scientific skills in the field and pedagogical skills will be weighted equally and given first priority, and clinical competence and administrative competence will be weighted equally and given second priority. 

When assessing scientific skills, particular attention will be paid to the ability to carry out research relevant to the duties of the post. Particular weight will also be given to peer-reviewed publications in international journals. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to initiate, plan, manage and develop research, as well as demonstrated competitiveness on the international research front. Established international networks and participation in national and international collaborative projects are meritorious.

When assessing teaching skills, particular emphasis will be placed on experience in the subject area of supervision, teaching and examination in basic, advanced, postgraduate and doctoral education, as well as other educational activities. The competence must be well documented in a way that allows the quality of the educational activities to be assessed.

When assessing clinical competence, particular attention will be paid to documented experience of clinical work with PET and especially in the field of cancer, as well as the ability to develop clinical work and implement research in the clinic. Clinical research and development work that has contributed to national care assignments is an advantage.

For administrative skills, experience in clinical and academic leadership and the ability to cooperate and collaborate is meritorious. 


Full-time permanent position, 100%, based at the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Starting autumn 2023 or by agreement. 

Selection process 

-  Eligibility check of applicants' documents will be carried out after the closing date for applications

- Applicants' documents will be sent to external experts for assessment

- The matter will be dealt with by the Sahlgrenska Academy's Teacher Proposal Committee

- The Teacher Proposal Committee submits proposals for the candidates

- Examination/validation of the proposed candidate's higher education education credentials is carried out

- The matter is referred to the Vice-Chancellor for decision 

Contact information 

Peter Naredi, Head of the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Telephone: +46 70 681 49 81. E-mail:

Eva Forsell, Head of Section. Telephone: +46 70 373 26 26. E-mail: 


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You apply for the position via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking on the "Apply" button. The application must be prepared in accordance with the Sahlgrenska Academy's instructions for teaching positions:

As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it reaches the University by the closing date for applications.

Please note in particular that the following documents must be attached to the application:

- Diploma

- Swedish medical licence

- Maximum of 10 full-text scientific publications which the applicant wishes to refer to in particular

- Research plan/research program

- Other certificates/grades attesting to the applicant's qualifications

Any scientific publications, writings, etc. that cannot be attached digitally to the application must be sent in triplicate with reference number PAR 2022/1353 to:


University of Gothenburg
Sahlgrenska Academy
HR Department
Box 400
405 30 Gothenburg

We prefer your application to be written in English as it may be reviewed by international experts with English as their working language.

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-28



Information for International Applicants 

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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