Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

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 workplace

The Ahlenius research group “Stem Cells, Aging and Neurodegeneration” studies aging and neurological disorders using stem cell, reprogramming and genome engineering technologies. The team consists of the PI, three PhD students, a Post-doc and a couple of MSc students and is located at the Biomedical Center, Institution for clinical sciences, division of Neurology and Lund Stem Cell Center. As a workplace, we protect a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.

We offer
Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us

Work duties

The post-doc will work with cellular reprogramming to develop novel therapeutics for brain tumors. Tasks are primarily lab work and data analysis. In addition, writing research papers and applications for funding is included. Some supervision of students might also be included.


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. This eligibility requirement needs to be met no later than the time when the employment decision is made. We will mainly consider candidates who have completed their PhD degree no more than three (3) years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. These circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical work, positions of trust within trade union organizations or other similar circumstances.

Basis for assessment

At Lund University, employment as a postdoctoral researcher provides opportunities for scientific and pedagogical merit. There is mainly room for merit in research, but also for certain higher education pedagogical training. Teaching may be included in the tasks.

For the employment as a postdoctoral research, scientific ability will primarily be taken into account.

Other qualifications

The following are also required for the position:

  • MSc in molecular-, cellular-, neuro-, stem cell-biology or similar
  • PhD in cancer-, molecular-, cellular-, neuro-, stem cell-biology or similar
  • Good knowledge of cell and molecular biology
  • Experience from performing, analyzing and publishing biomedical research
  • Good verbal and written skills in the English language
  • Good ability to independently perform lab work and analysis
  • Good collaborative skill
  • Good ability to take own initiatives

The following are considered to be a merit:

  • Further education and/or experience from cancer research, viral vectors, gene-therapy, imaging or molecular analysis
  • Further education and/or experience from brain tumor research
  • Experience from gene therapy research
  • Experience working with fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Experience from analysis in imaging software
  • Experience working with in vivo model, especially stereotactic injections to the rodent brain
  • Experience working with astrocytes
  • Experience working with cellular reprogramming

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 3 years with preliminary start date on or after 1st of February 2023, or according to agreement. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral researcher”) between SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated November 19, 2021.

How to apply
The position is sought via the university's recruitment system. The application must include a personal letter in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV, including a list of publications, a general description of previous research work, a copy of the doctorate and anything else you wish to refer to (copies of diplomas, grades, information for references, 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 PA2022/4071
  • Henrik Ahlenius, forskargruppschef
  • Emmy Heidenblad, personalsamordnare, 046-2228347
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 14.Dec.2022
Last application date 11.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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