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

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 for Clinical Memory Research conducts research in dementia. Our research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The Assistant researcher will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking. More information can be found here. The research group is led by Professor Oskar Hansson. This position will be placed at BMC in Lund.

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. We strive to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating to all employees.

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 responsibilities

The Assistant researcher will primarily focus on tau PET imaging in Alzheimer’s disease. The Assistant researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study ( In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e., from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo longitudinal advanced neuroimaging including 3T and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences as well as amyloid and tau PET and various fluid biomarkers. Other tasks within the research group may also be assigned.


Requirements for the position are:

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell and molecular biology or a related discipline
  • Ability to independently analyze tau PET data in Alzheimer's disease, including linkage to other imaging and fluid-based biomarkers
  • Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming
  • Excellent communications skills in English, both verbal and written
  • High intrinsic motivation. The person should also be thorough, but also get work done in a timely manner

Other information

This is a fixed-term position of 12 months, 60 % of full time. Starting date is as soon as possible.


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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 60 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/556
  • Oskar Hansson, forskargruppschef, professor, +46722267745,
  • Herbert Floria, 046-2220696,
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 08.Mar.2023
Last application date 22.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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