The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a high level of original scientific production using mechanistic pain profiling (e.g. quantitative sensory testing) in human experimental settings assessing healthy subjects and patients with chronic pain. The applicant should demonstrate involvement in the development of pain assessment tools, a history of implementing these in different experiment settings, established international collaborations, successful fundraising, innovative collaborative efforts with industry, and a teaching portfolio in the field. The applicant should demonstrate independent abilities to attract research funding as principal investigator. Practical and theoretical qualifications in relation to research management will also be considered. Additionally, the applicant should have shown the necessary qualifications required to take on teaching within a broad range of educations (i.e. biomedical engineering, medicine with industrial specialization, clinical science and technology) and presentations/teaching at international conferences and meetings. A previous track record of organizing teaching and/or developing teaching material will also be considered.
The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.