Laboratory animal medicine is a veterinary specialty that encompasses experimental medicine using animal models for translational and biomedical research relevant to the development of medical, veterinary and biological knowledge. The subject encompasses the knowledge of laboratory animals and their use in research, their biology, diseases, therapy and prophylaxis, anaesthesia, pain relief, experimental techniques, care, handling and ethical considerations in animal use, and legislation. The focus of the subject is to better understand and treat or prevent diseases in animals and humans and includes cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs, cats and rabbits.
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 four years of taking up the position. The department will provide support with language learning.