Lunds universitet

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

Work assignments
The candidate will work independently within a translational ovarian cancer research team. We are interested in exploring tumour initiating events and the evolution of ovarian cancer, as well as early detection using liquid biopsies.

The successful candidate will develop, test and implement tools for analysis of DNA/RNA seq data and ddPCR data generated in-house, including implementation of bioinformatics tools for functional analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data, as well as author scientific papers.

PhD in computer science, computational biology, or equivalent.
MSc or BSc in cancer biology or equivalent.

  • Documented good knowledge of high throughput data analysis (NGS) in cancer research.
  • Documented good working knowledge of R and/or Python programming.
  • Documented experience of cancer research using real data, including DNA/RNA-seq, microarrays, clustering, gene expression profiling, network analysis.
  • Documented experience of writing scientific articles in international journals (first author).
  • Fluent in English, written & spoken.


  • Courses in biostatistics, systems biology, high-throughput data analysis.
  • Previous international experience (doctoral or post doctoral level).
  • Experience of working with TCGA data.

The applicant is expected to be ambitious, hard-working and creative team worker with good communications skills.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. 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 potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

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.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. 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”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-06-01 or upon agreement
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1143
  • Ingrid Hedenfalk/Principal Investigator, 046-2220652
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 02.Apr.2019
Last application date 01.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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