Professor of small animal surgery

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Jan 2024

4 Nov 2023
Job Information

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Research Field

Medical sciences » Veterinary medicine
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

7 Jan 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for undergraduate education, research and doctoral education in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal care and animal science. The department's activities mainly concern our common Swedish domesticated animal species (pets) with a focus on anesthesiology, imaging, animal care, epidemiology, laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical chemistry, medicine and animal reproduction. Read more about our activities and infrastructure here .

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Subject description

The subject of small animal surgery includes research and theoretical and practical teaching in small animal surgery, predominantly in dogs and cats. The subject includes several sub-disciplines such as soft tissue and neurosurgery, dentistry and orthopaedics. It develops and evaluates new methods and techniques for improved diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, injuries and complications, including studies of risk factors.


The holder shall be responsible for the development of research and education within the entire subject of small animal surgery in collaboration with the faculty's and the university's other researchers and teachers.

Furthermore, the holder shall within the subject of the position

  • lead and contribute to developing internationally successful research
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching at first, second and third cycle level
  • mainly teach within small animal surgery, but also at other courses at first, second and third cycle level covering the subject
  • develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, relevant agencies, industries, organizations and society at large
  • collaborate with other research groups within SLU to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university
  • apply for external research funding at national and international sources
  • supervise doctoral students and students undergoing residency
  • actively participate in clinical work and teaching
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU
  • distribute research results and other relevant information to society
  • perform administrative duties within the department, faculty and university
  • have personnel and budgetary responsibilities
  • be able to use Swedish as the working language within two years.

Swedish and English are used in parallel at the department. The successful applicant will need to be able to conduct the majority of their duties in English. However, as Swedish is the university’s principal language, the successful applicant will be expected to have professional working knowledge of the language within two years of taking up the position. The department will provide support with language learning.


The applicant must

  • have a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine
  • be licensed to practise veterinary medicine in Sweden, alternatively be entitled to obtain such a licence upon application in accordance with the relevant legislation, regulations and directives*
  • hold a doctorate and competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications in a subject relevant to the position
  • demonstrate research expertise within 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 recognized research team
  • have demonstrated the ability to compete for external research funding
  • have proven(latest, 5 years) clinical experience in a subject relevant to the position
  • have good knowledge of English.

*Act (2009:302 ) on activities within animal health care ch. 3. Qualification rules, the Swedish Agency for Agriculture's regulations and general advice on qualifications for animal health personnel (SJVFS 2016:9 ) ch. 2. Qualification as a veterinarian, as well as European Parliament and Council Directive (2005/36/EC ) of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.


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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.

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Research Field
Medical sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Research Field
Medical sciences » Veterinary medicine
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
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Number of offers available
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Postal Code
Box 7054

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Box 7054
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