Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

The Experimental Oncology group at the Division of Translational Cancer Research, Lund University headed by Professor Kristian Pietras subscribes to the view that a tumor should be considered as a communicating organ in its own right, comprising multiple cell types that collectively evolve into a clinically manifested and deadly disease. Human tumors are heterogenous and harbor malignant cells with different proliferative and metastastic potential. However, less is known about the heterogeneity within the tumor microenvironment, although it is well established that the tumor stroma similarly influences the growth and progression of the cancer. Our integrated approach combines high resolution studies of basic biology with the use of disease-specific genetically engineered mouse models of cancer with proven translational capacity and exclusive clinical materials to interrogate the role of the microenvironment on cancer initiation, progression and resistance to therapy. (Roswall et al, Nature Med, 2018; Bartoschek et al, Nature Comm, 2018; Cortez et al, PNAS, 2016; Cunha et al, Cancer Res, 2015).

Work duties
As part of ongoing research, we are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to spearhead our efforts in tumor immunology, specifically in the role of mesenchymal cells and blood vessels in modulating the immune response during tumor development.

Requirements
To qualify, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. in medicine or in another relevant subject and possess documented expertise in experimental immunology. It is required that the applicant has well-documented expertise and experience regarding immunological approaches, tumor biology, including animal work in different types of tumor models and genetically engineered mice. Furthermore, the applicant should have experience with tissue handling, histological methods, and different types of microscopy and imaging, as well have a broad technical knowledge in molecular biology. Documented proficiency in oral and written communication in English is a prerequisite.

Desirable
The applicant should have the ability to work both independently as well as in a team. In the appointment procedure, we will accord special weight to academic skills including publication record, excellence in relevant methodologies and research topics (see above), originality of previous work, as well as power of initiative and interpersonal skills.

Terms
The doctoral degree must be issued within three years before the application deadline.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1909
Contact
  • Kristian Pietras, +46462226429
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 21.May.2019
Last application date 23.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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