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Professor of Toxicology with focus on food and drinking water

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    30 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    4 mars

Om jobbet

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health
The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health is responsible for research and education at basic and advanced levels within the disciplines pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, food safety, virology, bacteriology, parasitology and epizootiology. Read more about our activities and infrastructure here.

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Subject description

The subject area covers the occurrence of toxic substances, both anthropogenic and natural, in soil, water, and feed, and the transfer of the substances from these sources to both food and drinking water. The exposures of food-producing animals and humans are central, as are the consequences for animal and public health. Risk assessment is of utmost importance to the subject, as a basis for measures to reduce the health risks of toxic substances in food and drinking water at the population level.


The holder of the position will be responsible for the development of research and education within the entire subject of toxicology in collaboration with researchers and teachers at the Faculty and SLU.

The applicant will be expected to:

  • develop and lead internationally successful research;
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching the subject to veterinary students, but also to other students at advanced-, and research education levels covering the subject;
  • supervise doctoral students;
  • actively apply for external research funding from both national and international sources;
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with academia, the relevant public authorities, industry, organisations and society at large;
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
  • communicate research findings and other relevant information to society at large;
  • perform administrative duties within the department, faculty and university;
  • be able to use Swedish as the working language within four years.
Apart from teaching the subject area, teaching of basic toxicology is also included at basic levels.


The applicant must
  • have a relevant academic basic degree and a doctoral degree and have the qualifications required for appointment as an associate professor in the subject area, or equivalent scientific competence;
  • demonstrate research expertise in the subject and actively pursuing research of high quality in the subject;
  • demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into their teaching;
  • have demonstrated the ability to lead and develop a successful, internationally-recognised research team;
  • have demonstrated the ability to successfully compete for external research funding as principal applicant;
  • have good knowledge of English.

Grounds of assessment

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Form of employment:

Permanent employment

Starting date:

By agreement.


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Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


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