Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för translationell medicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Permanent position as Senior Lecturer in Tumour Virology at the Department of Translational Medicine 

Tumour virology as a subject
Tumour virology is the study of the link between virus and tumour development, the cellular and molecular understanding of how viruses cause the development of tumours and cancer, and its relationship to disease mechanisms.

Work duties
The position aims to strengthen and bridge strategically important research in the fields of medical tumour biology and virology, which have a strong tradition at the Department of Translational Medicine. The holder of the position will be located at the Faculty of Medicine’s Malmö campus and is expected to link up with the activities of the Virology Centre currently under construction at Lund University.

The holder of the position is expected to develop and establish a new line of research in the field of tumour virology with an experimental focus, which can interact with existing research at the department and faculty in the following areas: clinical virology, systems virology, microbiology with a focus on virus-host interactions, infection immunology, and tumour biology.

The position will be an important bridge between basic research and clinical translational research, the latter being of great importance in several areas, including clinical microbiology, infection and oncology within Region Skåne.

The position is also intended to strengthen both preclinical and clinical activities at first, second and third-cycle levels. The duties also include management and administration. Other duties may also arise.

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 teaching expertise and been awarded a doctoral degree 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.

For a position as senior lecturer, training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks is required, or equivalent knowledge that has been acquired in another way, unless there are special grounds (see Lund University’s Appointment Rules).

Assessment criteria
The applicant must have proven research and teaching expertise of significance for the subject. During the assessment, particular weight will be accorded to research expertise. Above all, the applicant must have documented experience in tumour virology with an experimental focus on disease mechanisms. The applicant is to demonstrate current research of high international standard, including publications as the senior author. Furthermore, the applicant is to have deep knowledge of the field of virology as a whole, at both the cellular and molecular levels. The applicant should also have proven experience in experimental tumour virology models, methods and issues.

The applicant must have the qualifications of an associate professor. Post-doctoral experience at a university other than the one where the applicant obtained their doctorate is desirable.

Funding applied for and received in national or international competition is meritorious.

In the assessment of candidates, particular weight will be given to teaching expertise within the fields of tumour virology and virology. Importance will be given to the ability to supervise doctoral students, as well as teaching expertise at first and second-cycle levels.

The applicant should also show proven leadership ability, capacity for collaboration and demonstrated ability to interact with wider society. Completed leadership/managerial training is desirable. Great importance is placed on personal suitability.

Teaching staff at Lund University are required to be suitable for the position, and have the general ability to perform their 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
For further information, please contact Dean Kristina Åkesson, tel. +46 40 39 11 57,; and Head of Department Lars B. Dahlin, tel. + 46 33 17 24
Information about the application procedure can be provided by the 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 10 October 2022 at the latest. Applications should be presented in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s guidelines for applicants to academic appointments (see under the heading Instructions for Applicants).

The University applies individual salary setting.


Type of employment Permanent position with a probation
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/923
  • Eva Nilsson, 046-2221789
Published 18.Aug.2022
Last application date 10.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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