Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

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 research group

The research group for Clinical Memory research focus on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The assistant researcher will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking. The research group is led by Professor Oskar Hansson and is located at the Memory Clinic in Malmö and at BMC in Lund. This position is placed at BMC in Lund.

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. We strive to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating to all employees.

Work duties and area of expertise

The assistant researcher will focus on neuroimaging data analysis aimed at developing diagnostic and prognostic tools, detecting markers of resilience to brain pathology and improve our molecular understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate neuroimaging (PET and MRI) information with other data that is already available in our studies, including (longitudinal) neuropsychological test scores and biochemical markers. The assistant researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study ( In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences. 


The position requires:

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics or a related discipline
  • Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses
  • Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming and neuroimaging software
  • High proficiency in English, in speech and writing

Information about the position

This is a full-time fixed-term position of 1 month. Starting date is the 1st of March 2022 or according to agreement.

Instructions for your application

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed PhD, and names/contact information for three references.

Type of employment Temporary position (shorter than 3 months)
Employment expires 2022-03-31
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 mars 2022 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/4097
  • Oskar Hansson, forskargruppschef, professor, +46 72 226 77 45
  • Linnea Gard, personalsamordnare, +4640391071
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 15.Dec.2021
Last application date 28.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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