Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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 Epidemiology Research Group at Occupational and Environmental Medicine investigates how the external environment affects human health. Our research combines data collection in the field with data from national population registers. A specific focus area is health effects in pregnant women and children after exposure to the environmental contaminant PFAS. The research group is expanding and we are now looking for a postdoc with epidemiologic profile and good insights into environmental toxicity to join our team.
We are keen to safeguard a good work environment that allows for open discussions and where we care for each other’s well-being. We engage in equality work and consider differences to enrich our work place.

Work duties
The main task is to conduct independent research within the framework of ongoing research projects concerning reproductive and immunologic effects after high PFAS exposure. The research uses data from both the Ronneby mother-child cohort and national registers.

The work primarily involves managing large datasets, performing statistical analyses and writing scientific publications. Research communication to concerned authorities and the public is also included. We expect the postdoc to contribute to the research group’s development within the research area, for instance through initiation of new research projects and writing of grant applications. Teaching may be included to a limited extent.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before approvement of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.


  •  Postgraduate education in epidemiology or equivalent
  •  Very good knowledge of statistics
  •  Extensive experience of working in statistical software such as SAS, R, or Stata (more than       one is meriting).


  •  Experience of management and statistical analysis of register data
  •  Previous work within the PFAS-field
  •  Peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals after the dissertation
  •  Ability to communicate in Swedish with authorities and the public
  •  Experience of writing grant applications, particularly to have received funding as PI
  •  Experience of collaborating with researchers outside of the applicant’s immediate research  group
  •  Experience of teaching

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The postdoc must be able to work independently within the framework of major research collaborations. This requires responsibility, communication skills and openness.

Travel within Sweden for the purpose of data collection and research communication is included in the position.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. A postdoctoral fellow is employed under a period
of at least two years and at most three years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement
“Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor-2022-02-01”
(“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow- 2022-02-01”) 

 Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • Cover letter and CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.



Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-06-01 or according to agreement
Salary Montly salary.
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/379
  • Christel Nielsen, Researcher Group leader, +46462221798,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource coordinator, +46462221549,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 08.Feb.2022
Last application date 01.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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