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.

Description of the workplace
The Epidemiology research group at the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine conducts research on how our health is affected by factors in the external environment. Our research combines data collection in the field with data from national population registers. A specific focus area is health effects of tattoos, and the research group is at the forefront of its field.
The research team is led by associate professor Christel Nielsen and includes a further 6 staff members. The group is international and comprises researchers and research administration staff. We are now looking for a driven post doc in environmental epidemiology to support the project Tattoos and cancer – is there an association?
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 research assignment consists of conducting independent research, under the leadership of the principal investigator. The work duties comprise management and statistical analysis of register data and drafting scientific articles. You will also communicate results to the concerned authorities and to the public. The postdoc is expected to contribute to the development of the research area, which includes initiating new research and writing grant applications.

The requirements for the position are:

  • Doctoral degree in occupational and environmental medicine or epidemiology
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • Experience of analyzing register data
  • Ability to conduct independent research at an advanced level
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish and English
  • Good analytical ability, drive, and a good cooperation skills

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  •  Experience of research after completion of PhD
  •  Previous experience of research in similar projects

Research expertise is the foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their research profile, experience and knowledge.

Appointment to a postdoctoral 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 the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Further information
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”) 
Start date:  2023-01-01 or according to agreement.

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, copy of your doctoral degree certification and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2869
  • Christel Nielsen, Recruiting Manager, +46462221798,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000
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 01.Sep.2022
Last application date 25.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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