Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst 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 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.

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 research group

At the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Glycobiology (MIG), basic research is conducted in microbiology, immunology and glycobiology, as well as bridging research with clinical focus. Within the department is the research group Cancer Infection where we work on a new drug discovery that you can follow from molecular mechanisms and animal models to clinical trials. The lab has an international work environment and offers great opportunities to develop a scientific career. Research has been at the forefront in this area for several years. The group is led by senior professor Catharina Svanborg and professor Gabriela Godaly and consists of both research and technical staff. The business is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Here you can learn more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we constantly work to create the conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees.

We are hereby seeking a driven associate researcher in cancer biology for a substitute to the department of microbiology, immunology and glycobiology. The position is a temporary job that is limited to 1.5 years starting in January 2020 or according to agreement.

Work tasks

You will work both individually and in a team and proactively test project-related ideas. You also have the opportunity to mentor junior group members.


The following is required for the position:

  • A doctorate in medicine / biomedicine or related areas.
  • Documented experience in cancer biology, genomics and proteomics.
  • Documented experience and knowledge in being a mentor to younger group members.
  • Excellent oral communication skills in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The assignments require that you have a good cooperative ability and that you have the ability to work independently.

The following is desirable for the position:

  • A good publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • An interest in translational medicine.

Instructions for the application

The application should include a personal letter where you describe how you meet the required qualifications, a CV and diploma.

The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-01-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/4088
  • Gabriela Godaly, rekryterande chef, +4646173233
  • Tilde Lindgren, personalsamordnare, 046-2220000
  • Catharina Svanborg, seniorprofessor, +46462227044
Published 04.Dec.2019
Last application date 18.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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