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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse
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programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new
knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Employment is in the Unit for Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, at the
Department of Pharmacology. The department currently consists of 15 research
groups, conducting research on the mechanisms of action, disposition,
therapeutic use, and development of drugs, as well as teaching in these
subjects at the Sahlgrenska Academy's various educational programs.

The unit for pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism is focused on research and
postgraduate training, and handles teaching in pharmacokinetics and
pharmacodynamics, drug discovery and development, and pharmaceutical
toxicology at basic and advanced levels... especially within the Pharmacist and
Pharmacy Dispenser programs. Teaching is conducted in Swedish and English.

The research at the Unit for Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism ranges from
mechanistic studies of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes at the
cellular and molecular level, to studies of drug disposition in the body as a
basis for rational treatment of different patient populations. Special focus
areas are the disposition and function of new therapeutic modalities, as well
as optimization of drug treatment from a pharmacogenetic perspective using
pharmacometric and systems pharmacology modelling. The unit has strong ties to
pharmaceutical industry and has a central role in the national infrastructure
for therapeutic oligonucleotides, OligoNova. For more information about the
activities at the unit, see the department's website
https: // www. gu.se/en/neuroscience-physiology/about-us/pharmacology.

Computer-based modeling of drug disposition is an important element of the
unit's research, for example at the mechanistic level through molecular
dynamics simulation and other computational chemistry methods, as well as
systems pharmacology and pharmacometric modeling. In pharmacometrics, models
are used for quantitative analysis of interactions between drug and patient -
especially regarding pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and disease
progression – with the aim of integrating such knowledge during drug
development, to evaluate drug therapy and understand causes of variability in
patient populations, or to support the design of clinical studies of drug
disposition and efficacy.

Subject area


Subject area description

The subject pharmacokinetics refers to the study of drug disposition in the
body and the connection between drug exposure and desired and unwanted
effects. This includes, for example, in vitro/in vivo/clinical studies and
computer-based modeling and simulation techniques to elucidate molecular and
cellular mechanisms influencing drug exposure and effect, and quantitative
studies of the link between exposure and effect at the individual and
population level.

Advanced computational techniques have a central role in the subject area,
including mechanistic analyzes through molecular simulation and computational
chemistry calculations, as well as quantitative analyses of exposure and
effect through systems pharmacology and pharmacometric modeling.


The duties consist mainly of research and teaching within the research area of
pharmacokinetics. The applicant is expected to establish and conduct research
within the scope of the position. As natural parts of the duties, applying for
external research grants and some administration within teaching and research
are included. Assignments within the department, the institute and the faculty
may be part of the employment.

Duties also include teaching and examination at first, second and third cycle
levels, supervision and examination of degree projects, as well as course
development, course management and course responsibility within the Pharmacist
and Pharmacy Dispenser programs where the applicant's professional experience
will be applicable in relevant teaching situations.

If the applicant does not have Swedish as their mother tongue, they will be
given the opportunity and expected to learn Swedish during a 3-year period
from the date of employment.


Eligibility for employment as a teacher is specified in the Higher Education
Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the
University of Gothenburg.

Doctoral degree in pharmacokinetics or other subject that the employer deems
equivalent for the position and demonstrated teaching skills. Ability to teach
in English is a requirement. As teaching at the Institute also takes place in
Swedish, the ability to teach in Swedish is expected to be acquired no later
than 3 years after the start of employment.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for employment as a teacher is specified in the Higher
Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the
University of Gothenburg.

Primarily scientific and secondarily pedagogical skills. Administrative skills
and ability to cooperate will also be taken into account in the appointment

In the assessment of scientific skills, the ability to obtain research funding
and to independently formulate, run and publish research projects in
pharmacokinetics or related fields are particularly meritorious. The
scientific skill must be proven by scientific publications, research reports,
conference contributions and the like, compilation of received research funds,
as well as by supervision at postgraduate level.

When assessing pedagogical skills, experience in teaching in pharmacokinetics,
preferably in pharmaceutical education programs is particularly meritorious.

Master's degree in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, or practical experience
in drug development and research in pharmacokinetics or related areas, are
particularly meritorious since the teaching at the unit is primarily conducted
within the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Dispenser programs and is oriented towards
drug development.


Permanent employment, full-time 100 %. The position is located at The
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. First day of employment as agreed.

Selection process
• Competence review of the applicant's documents after the closing date.
• Applicants' documents are sent to extemal experts for assessment.
• The recruitment will be dealt with in The Academic Appointrnents Board of
Sahlgrenska Academy.
• The Academic Appointments Board proposes candidates.
• The recruitment is handled to the Head of the Institute for a decision.
• Information regarding the University's decision on the appointment is
posted on the University's noticeboard.
• Employment contracts are drawn up.
Contact information

Professor Pär Matsson, tfn 031-786 49 32, par.matsson@gu.se
Department manager Michael Winder, tfn 031-786 34 77,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:
https: // www. gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande


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.

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:
• Doctoral degree (in Swedish or English)
• A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want
to refer to (in full text)
• Other certificates /proof /rating proving applicant's qualifications

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

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2024/512, should be clearly
stated when mailing complementary documents.

Applications must be received by: August 19, 2024

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish

versions of any announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a
general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and
life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https: // www. gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services
https: // www. movetogothenburg.com/

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.

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


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