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Senior Lecturer in Pharmacokinetics

  • Ort

    Göteborg

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 maj

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    4 juni

Om jobbet

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacokinetics
Reference number PAR 2024/502
The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study 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
Pharmacokinetics
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.
Duties
The duties consist mainly of research and teaching within the research area of pharmacokinetics. The applicant is expected to 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.
Eligibility
Eligibility for employment as a teacher is specified in the Higher Education Ordinance and 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.
Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for employment as a teacher is specified in the Higher Education Ordinance and and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.
Scientific and pedagogical skills are equally meritorious. Administrative skills and ability to cooperate will also be taken into account in the appointment process.
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.
Employment
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment to May 31, 2025 but the the employment may be extended
Extent: 100 %
Location: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
First day of employment: August 2024
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