Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

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

The position as PhD student is linked to an interdisciplinary research project on sustainable living environments funded by FORMAS 2020 - 2023. The project is a close collaboration between the research group EPI@LUND, which seeks answers to important social issues by combining modern epidemiological methodology with detailed population data, and CASE, - Center for Aging and Supportive Environments - which is an interdisciplinary centre for research on aging and aging, as well as researchers in landscape planning and architecture at SLU Alnarp.

Within the research group, we safeguard a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.

We are hereby seeking a driven doctoral student for work in the field of environmental epidemiology. The employment is limited to 4 years full time with the desired date of entry on 1 May 2020 or by agreement.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

As a doctoral student, you have the usual duties for a position linked to postgraduate education. More specifically, the planned research concerns how investments in accessible, safe and attractive public outdoor environments can promote public health and counteract socio-economic differences in health. Data collection, management of large amounts of data and statistical analysis. Study visits and some field work for educational purposes. Scientific discussions about the significance of the results with colleagues both inside and outside the research group. Scientific writing. Presentation of scientific results at seminars and conferences, both nationally and internationally. Some teaching may be relevant. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant.



The basic qualifications for postgraduate education have those who have: completed a degree at an advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are obtained at the advanced level, or in some other way acquired in the country or abroad, substantially equivalent knowledge.

Assessment basis

Regulations for employment as a doctoral student can be found in Regulation SFS 1998: 80. Only those who are admitted to postgraduate education may be appointed as holders. When appointing, the primary focus is on the degree of ability to take advantage of postgraduate education. In addition to the obligation to engage in his / her own postgraduate education, the holder may be required to perform duties relating to education, research and administrative work in accordance with specific provisions of the regulation.

The postgraduate education board may grant exemptions from the requirement for basic eligibility for individual applicants, if there are special reasons. For special eligibility, sufficient knowledge (equivalent to 60 credits) in epidemiology, public health science, landscape architecture, environmental psychology or other related subject area in the medical sciences is required for relevance to the research project. These knowledge should normally be acquired in the framework of, or in addition to, the qualification-based higher education as mentioned above, but specific professional experience can also be taken into account.

Meritorious for the position is:

  • Knowledge and experience of medical issues, public health issues, landscape planning, as well as gerontology.
  • Good knowledge of Swedish in speech and writing.
  • Previous experience of the Swedish and Nordic infrastructure for population research, eg. of cohorts linked with population and health data registers.
  • Experience, interest or case study for extensive quantitative data processing, including geographical and statistical analysis. (This is especially important for applicants with limited quantitative education in basic education.)

Time-limited employment for four years according to HF Chapter 5, § 7.

Instructions for the application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the required qualifications, a CV and a diploma.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2020-05-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/588
  • Jonas Björk, rekryterande chef, +46462226916
  • Tilde Lindgren, personalsamordnare, 046-2220000
Published 17.Feb.2020
Last application date 16.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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