A position as Faculty Professor of Biochemistry is available within the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala, Sweden. The position will be located at the new Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology (the current Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, respectively). The Department is housed within the attractive new BioCenter in Ultuna, Uppsala.
The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology conducts teaching and research within Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Structural Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Natural Product Chemistry and Biochemistry. Researchers there develop applications using nanotechnology and bio-based materials.
Biochemistry concerns studies of chemical processes in living organisms. The subject matter therefore includes energy conversion in biological systems, biological materials and the production and function of biological molecules. We favour applicants who are active in research on for example bioenergy, biomaterials or plant biochemistry, because these areas complement current activities at the BioCentre. This position therefore is not primarily intended for research in medicine or veterinary medicine.
Radio clip in Swedish aired during an Ekot newscast by Swedish public radio, Sveriges Radio, 18 May 2012. It says that, in Sweden, temporarily employed, "young" academic researchers will have the right to four year's of employment, in accordance with a decision by the Swedish minister for education Jan Björklund.
Umeå University responded in a press release, 24 May, to say the university's rules would be changed on 1 January 2013.
In follow-up, Umeå University vice chancellor Marianne Sommarin, taking over the Bio4Energy Board chairmanship from the autumn of 2012, expressed satisfaction at the proposed rules in the Swedish popular science magazine Curie.
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