Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

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
The research group Molecular Tumor Pathology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine currently conducts research to understand landscape of post-translational modifications (PTM) in different types of human diseases including chronic inflammation and cancer.

The research team is led by Professor Ramin Massoumi and is located at the Division of Translational Cancer Research at Medicon Village in Lund. The group is international and comprises research and technical staff. We are now looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cell and molecular biology as well as cancer biology to support the ongoing project. 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. 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 in you independently conducting research under the leadership of the project manager. The successful candidate will focus research efforts on elucidation of molecular mechanisms regulating the development and progression of cancer using a variety of approaches including molecular, cellular, and in vivo methods.

Qualification requirements 
To qualify for the position, the applicant must have a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within a subject relevant for the position (i.e. biomedicine, medicine or equivalent), completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

The requirements for the position are:

  •  A doctoral degree in at least one of the following subjects areas of: biomedicine, medicine or equivalent
  • Previous experience with a background in molecular biology 
  • Experience with fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Experience with mouse tumor models
  • Experience with 3D cell culture and organoids
  • Documented experience in genotyping of small animals
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English 

Great emphasis will be held on personal suitability. The position requires that you have good communication skills and good cooperation skills.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Education with a focus on breast and colorectal cancer treatment
  • Experience with subcutaneous injection of tumor cells in animals and bioluminescence imaging
  • Experience in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment
  •  Good organizational capacity
  •  Good knowledge in oral and written Swedish
  • 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.

Further information
The employment is time-limited to 2 years full-time, with possibly of an extension for 1 more year. The employment is time-limited according to the agreement, "Agreement on limited-time employment as postdoctoral researcher-2022-02-01".
Start date is April 1st, 2023, 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,

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment April 1st, 2023, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/266
  • Ramin Massoumi, rekryterande chef, +46462226430
  • Emelie Falck, personalsamordnare, 046-2221549
Published 10.Feb.2023
Last application date 05.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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