Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Faculty of Medicine at Lund University is responsible for education and research in medicine, healthcare and health. The programmes are offered in close collaboration with healthcare and are deeply rooted in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Research at the faculty spans a wide field of experimental basic research, patient-centred clinical research and health science research. With just over 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg, the Faculty of Medicine is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, lecturers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund is one of the six departments that make up the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University. We conduct basic research in a laboratory environment and patient-centred and clinical research, largely in collaboration with the corresponding departments at Skåne University Hospital, Lund.



Permanent position as Senior Lecturer in Experimental Oncology at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund.


Experimental oncology the subject

Oncology is the study of cancer diseases. Experimental oncology focuses on disease mechanisms, diagnostics and therapeutic research in experimental systems, such as cell cultures, isolated tissue, animal models and humans.


Work duties

The position aims to strengthen the strategically important research being conducted in the field of experimental oncology, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Section 1.

The holder of the position is expected to establish and develop their own line of research in the field of experimental oncology, which can interact with, and strengthen, the established clinical cancer research. The position is intended to strengthen both preclinical and clinical activities in research as well as education at the first, second and third-cycle levels.

Duties will mainly involve research and development work in experimental oncology, for example in radiobiology. The position also requires teaching and supervision at first, second and third-cycle levels, administrative tasks and external engagement with the surrounding community. Other duties may also occur.


Qualification requirements

In accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4 Section 4, a person is eligible to be appointed as senior lecturer if they have demonstrated research expertise and been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties that it will involve.

Demonstrated teaching expertise is also required. According to Lund University’s Appointment Rules, the applicant must have completed training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks or have acquired equivalent knowledge in another way in order to be eligible, unless there are special grounds. If the applicant is deemed to have special reasons for not having completed training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks at the time of taking up the position, the applicant shall complete such training within two years of starting the position.


Assessment criteria

The applicant must have demonstrated academic and pedagogical skills of significance for the subject experimental oncology. During the assessment, particular weight will be accorded to academic expertise. Applicants must demonstrate current research at a high level in the field and have in-depth knowledge of the subject as a whole. The applicant must be able to show publications at the highest international level, where the applicant is the lead author and senior author.

Qualifications of an associate professor and postdoctoral experience at a university other than the one where the applicant obtained their PhD are desirable. Having applied for and obtained nationally or internationally competitive funding is desirable.

In the assessment of qualifications, teaching expertise in oncology will be given particular weight. Importance will be attached to teaching expertise at first and second-cycle levels as well as the ability to supervise doctoral students.

The applicant is to demonstrate leadership ability, the ability to interact with wider society and the capacity for collaboration. Great importance is placed on personal suitability.

Teaching staff at Lund University are required to be suitable for the position and to have the general ability to fulfil their work duties well.

When appointing teaching staff, in addition to the regulations laid out in the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University’s Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s General requirements profile and assessment criteria (dated 30 March 2022) for employment as a senior lecturer apply. See the Rules and Regulations.


Further information

Additional information can be provided by Dean Kristina Åkesson, tel. +46 46 222 80 84, and Head of Department Mikael Bodelsson, tel. +46 46 17 19 42, .

Information about the application procedure can be provided by Recruitment Officer Eva Nilsson, tel. +46 46 222 17 89,

The position will be filled following a proposal from the Faculty of Medicine’s academic appointments board.


Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal by 24 November 2022 at the latest. Applications are reported in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s guidelines for applicants to academic appointments (see under the heading List of qualifications and CV).

The University applies individual salary setting. Please state your desired salary in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants from different backgrounds and experiences. We consider gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We welcome your application!

Due to procurement regulations, we kindly decline all contacts from advertising brokers and recruitment and headhunting companies.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3092
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Published 28.Sep.2022
Last application date 24.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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