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 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.

Description of the workplace
At the Division of Clinical Genetics, Department for Laboratory Medicine, Medical Faculty, our research is focused on cancer genomics and novel targeted treatments for cancer. The Division comprises nine research groups with a total of ~60 researchers and constitute a collaborative and inclusive research environment. In our research group, we apply large-scale sequencing, molecular genetic and cytogenetic techniques, and functional models of somatic genetic changes to understand how childhood leukemia arises and develops. Our long-term aims are to use our increased understanding of leukemia biology to identify novel treatment markers and develop new targeted therapies against childhood leukemia. Read more about us. The working language is English and the position will be placed at BMC in Lund. The research group is led by Professor Kajsa Paulsson.

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. 

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
You will primarily work in a project on transcriptional and epigenetic heterogeneity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This will include RNA-sequencing of single leukemia cells, follow-up analyses, and functional experiments. You will be responsible for executing the project in collaboration with other members of the research group. Your work duties may also include supervision of more junior lab members, writing of scientific articles and handling of primary patient samples.



  • PhD in cancer research
  • Research experience in genetics
  • Good analytical skills, high motivation and good collaborative skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Considered a merit:

  • Research experience in cancer genetics
  • Experience in cell biology experimental work
  • Experience in bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data
  • Experience in work with hematopoietic cells
  • Experience in gene expression analysis

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for one additional year. Preliminary start date is 1st of March 2023 or according to agreement.

Applications must include a personal letter motivating how you fulfil the criteria, a CV, contact information for two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation).

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 PA2022/3507
  • Johanna Porsklev Burfelt, HR representative, +46462229639
  • Kajsa Paulsson, recruiting manager, +46462226995
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 10.Nov.2022
Last application date 30.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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