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 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.

Description of the workplace
Alexander Pietras’ Brain Tumor Biology group is part of the Division of Translational Cancer Research, of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. Members of the lab use in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro models to characterize phenotypic plasticity, mechanisms of therapeutic resistance, and heterotypic cell-cell and matrix-cell interactions in brain tumors. Supported by a recently awarded ERC consolidator grant, we are now looking for a motivated bioinformatician to join a project detailing radiotherapy-induced changes to the glioblastoma microenvironment.

As a workplace, we safeguard a positive work environment with respect and consideration in our relations with one another.

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility 
The candidates must be highly motivated to pursue bioinformatic studies independently within an international and interactive research group, as well as support other ongoing projects within the group.

The successful candidate will develop and lead independent research projects as well as contribute to other ongoing activities in the lab. Tasks include data analysis, method development, project planning, and scientific writing. The candidate is expected to contribute to shared duties at the Division of Translational Cancer Research and can be expected to perform some administrative tasks, as well as contribute to supervision of undergraduate students.

Requiermets for the position is.

  • PhD or equivalent degree in cancer research,
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Documented experience with analysis of public datasets from e.g. TCGA
  • Experienced with programming in e.g. R
  • Experience with both bulk as well as single cell RNA sequencing data analysis.

Meritorious for the position is:

  • First author publication(s) in journals relevant to the field
  • Documented experience with bioinformatic analyses of solid tumors, including analyses focused on the tumor microenvironment.

Research expertise in bioinformatics is the foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their research profile, experience and knowledge. Personal suitability will be emphasized.

Further information
The employment is for an initial fixed term contract of one years, full time. Start date: fall 2022

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV with a list of publications, a general description of previous research work, a copy of your doctoral degree and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2586
  • Alexander Pietras, 046-2220000
  • Johanna Porsklev Burfelt, +46462229639
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 12.Jul.2022
Last application date 18.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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