The subject comprises abnormal conditions in the udder of dairy cows with emphasis on mastitis/udder inflammation, including their etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnostics and therapy at cow and herd level.
The position involves conducting research in the subject area, participating in and developing teaching and education at advanced level as well as supervision within the subject area. The position also includes undertaking administrative duties and assignments within the department and faculty. A main task for the associate senior lecturer is to develop the research area with independently driven research within the subject. The duties include applying for external research funding. The research, in the current position, will initially focus on the effects of different cow and calf husbandry systems on udder health. Teaching of udder diseases, primarily within the veterinary program, is another important part of the employment. The position includes both theoretical and hands on clinical instruction as well as supervision of degree projects. Participation as assistant supervisor to postgraduate students within relevant research projects is also included. The associate senior lecturer is expected to take great responsibility in the Department's development of the subject area of udder diseases, both in research and teaching.
Those holding a doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification are eligible to apply for the position as Associate Senior Lecturer. The candidate should preferably have held this degree or qualification for no more than five years before the closing date for applications for this position. To be eligible for the position as Associate Senior Lecturer, applicants must have scientific expertise within the subject area.
The current employment further requires a Swedish veterinary license and documented experience of veterinary field work with dairy cows and experience of practical research studies with dairy cattle herds. The employee must have good skills to communicate in both Swedish and English, spoken as well as written.
The main emphasis in the assessment of applications for the position as Associate Senior Lecturer will be placed on scientific skills. The next aspect assessed will be the applicant’s ability to develop an independent research profile within the relevant research area, and the ability to meet the requirements for promotion to a position as Senior Lecturer by the end of the Associate Senior lectureship.
A PhD degree in the subject udder diseases in ruminants is a merit. Documented thorough experience of Swedish milk production and its conditions as well as experience of academic teaching of the subject area is also a merit.