Lund University, Department of Translational Medicine

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Description of the workplace
The positions are part of the CanFaster COFUND program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program), with focus on cancer research and implementation/entrepreneurship. The program is administrated by CREATE Health, located in the energetic and dynamic science park, Medicon Village. Lund University and the Life Science research in the Medicon Valley area has been nominated as one of 13 Brain belts in the world.

1. Subtype-dependent biomarkers for systemic therapy in bladder cancer
Research subject: Translational Uro-oncology (PI: Gottfrid Sjödahl)
Partners: Urology, Skåne University Hospital

2. In vitro models of lymphoid malignancies with spatial omic readout - for improved precision medicines
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Sara Ek)
Partners: Skåne University Hospital

Detailed project descriptions are found on the program homepage together with eligibility critera and special requriments for each position, please, visit or follow the link in each project title. You can only apply for one position. For call-related questions contact us at:

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get employment benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee.

As a CanFaster fellow you will have the opportunity to perform secondments in the non-academic sectors, such as clinic or industry. Team activities with other fellows within the CanFaster program will ensure the development of a network that lasts beyond the program and helps to boost your future career. Moreover, soft-skill training as well as training in entrepreneurship will be offered. One-off relocation allowance of 500 EUR and five to six weeks of annual leave are provided.

Work duties
The main duty involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Most positions offer teaching only in relation to supervision of master thesis and doctoral students. Teaching of courses might be included, but not more than 20%. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

The goal of CanFaster is to educate tomorrow’s cancer researchers in a broad set of scientific, transferable, and business skills. Inter-sectoral, entrepreneurial and soft-skills training is available as well as outreach activities and teaching education.

Qualification requirements


Mobility: Max 12 months of residency in Sweden during the last three years from the closure of the call.
PhD degree (obtained 2020-2023). Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
Specific requirements: Each research subject has specific requirements on PhD subject and prior research experience. For details, please, visit CanFaster website.

The application must include: CV; publication list; motivation letter; and one reference letter provided on the CanFaster template. All templates and further instructions can be found in the CanFaster application guide.

Assessment criteria
The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and their potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on merits, motivation for the program, academic excellence, and personal qualifications such as collaborative and communication skills. Top 4-6 candidates will be selected for a video interview with the evaluation panel (September 2023). After the interview, provided references will be contacted and 2-3 top candidates for each position will be asked to write a full research proposal (3 pages) within the selected research area. An evaluation panel with internal and external experts will be involved in the shortlisting of candidates. External reviewers will score the full proposals and the best candidates will be offered the postdoc position in October 2023 with a starting date flexible in the following range: October 2023 – December 2023.

Further information
Selected candidates will be offered a full-time, fixed term employment of 2 years (40 hours/week) at Lund university within the selected research area. Salaries will vary with candidate’s experience and the faculty of employment (3400-3800 EUR/month). The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).

Re-dress procedure
Applicants who object to the decision (redress/appeal) should do so in writing to the of the Programme director within three weeks from receiving the statement. In the redress, the points of objection in relation to the negative decision should be described and motivated. The executive unit of the CanFaster program will provide feed-back to the redress and will follow the LU guidelines for redress and Swedish law (Högskoleförordningen 1993:100, ch. 12).

How to apply
Applications shall be written in English and submitted through the Lund University Varbi system. Please draw up the application in accordance with the exact instructions on the CanFaster website.

Welcome with your application!

Anställningsform Tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde According to agreement
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 2
Sysselsättningsgrad 100
Ort Lund
Län Skåne län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer PA2023/2370
  • Jana Hagman, +4646-222-9818
Facklig företrädare
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Publicerat 2023-06-29
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-09-04

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