Lunds universitet, Institutionen för translationell medicin

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 unit of Diagnostic Radiology, research related to clinical image analysis and medical diagnostics is conducted. LUCI (Lund University breast Cancer Imaging) is an interdisciplinary research group within the unit, mainly oriented towards innovative imaging methods of diagnosing breast cancer with a specific focus on screening and artificial intelligence. The units are led by Prof. Sophia Zackrisson, and consists of both researchers and technical staff. More information can be found here.

Intensive research efforts are being made to make way for individualized breast cancer screening. Our group has created a large image data base matched with registry and clinical data about breast cancer cases and as a next step the database will be enriched with tumor genomic information. With the purpose of strengthening the translational focus of the group, we are now looking for a skilled, ambitious, and motivated postdoctoral researcher with competence to work with image-based risk prediction models for breast cancer. The group is located at Skåne University Hospital (SUS) in Malmö.

We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.

We offer
Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure.
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Work duties
The goal of this project is to develop image-based risk prediction models for breast cancer for future individualized screening. You will be responsible for applications, planning and execution of projects for matching data from the SCAN-B registry. Data processing and statistical analysis will be done in cooperation with staff in the research group and statisticians.

The job also includes participating in the daily work of the research group, collecting patient data, helping with supervision of doctoral students and other students, as well as working with producing material for research publications. Other tasks within the research group may become relevant.

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, and evidence that this requirement is met needs to have been sent in by this time at the latest. Candidates should 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.

Requirements for the position are:

  • A PhD in biomedicine, experimental oncology or biotechnology
  • Experience with analysis and data mining to identify trends and produce meaningful data visualizations
  • Experience in SPSS or other statistical software
  • Experience in writing and communicating scientifically
  • Documented oral and written knowledge in English
  • Good ability to be proactive and work independently
  • Good ability to collaborate with others and be a productive part of a team
  • Good communication skills as well as social skills

Meritorious for the position are:

  • Experience in breast cancer research, both preclinical and clinical
  • Experience with epidemiological methods
  • Experience of supervising/teaching students
  • Experience of collaborating with international partners

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for up to one additional year. Preliminary start date 1st of May 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. Applications must include a personal motivation letter, a CV, contact information of two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-05-01 or according to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/805
  • Sophia Zackrisson, +4640338797
  • Adina Olnert, +4640391904
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 04.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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