Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

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
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 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 here

The research team is led by Senior Lecturer Anna Hagström and is located at the Biomedical Center of Lund. The group is international, therefore the working language is English. We are now looking for a driven and experienced researcher in cancer genomics to support the project.

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. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility
You will primarily work in a project on the genetic, transcriptional and epigenetic landscape in childhood leukemia. This will include whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing and RNA-sequencing, as well as single-cell genomics, and may also include animal work. You will be responsible for executing the project in collaboration with other members of the research group. You will also publish articles in research journals, contribute to conferences and assist in the other work duties that the above-mentioned research project entails.

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. biology, 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:  biology, biomedicine, medicine or equivalent, with focus on cancer research
  • Experience of research in cancer genetics
  • Experience in cell biology experimental work
  • Experience in bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data, also at the single-cell level (WGS, WES, WGBS
  • Bioinformatic competence regarding the analysis of such data including the programming language Bash
  • Experience in analysis of mutational data at the single-cell level
  • Good knowledge in tumor biology, cancer genetics
  • Experience in work with experimental animals
  • Good ability to interpret, acquire new knowledge, and compile data for presentations and for scientific articles
  • Very good knowledge in English
  • Good analytical ability, drive and a good ability to collaborate

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Knowledge about R, Python and Perl
  • 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 and a general description of previous research work.

Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2025-03-31
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 PA2023/476
  • Anna Hagström, rekryterande chef, +46462228268
  • Emelie Falck, personalsamordnare, 046-2221549
Published 01.Mar.2023
Last application date 21.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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