Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Translational Medicine

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 the workplace

The clinical virology group is conducting research in HIV molecular epidemiology and drug resistance. For several years, the research has been at the forefront in the field of HIV molecular epidemiology. The group is led by Professor Patrik Medstrand and comprises research and technical staff. The research team is located in the clinical virology section, in Malmö.

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Within the research group, we aim to have a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other, and strive for a workplace that is experienced as developing and stimulating for all employees. We take care of both physical safety and the psychosocial working environment.

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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Research area

Virology with focus on HIV biology, molecular epidemiology and drug resistance.

Work duties and areas or responsibilities

Conduct investigations within the research area. Establish virological methods, handling of infectious material, data analysis of HIV resistance patterns, use of phylogenetic and molecular epidemiological calculation methods.


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.


Evaluation criteria for the position:

  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.
  • Dissertation work within the research area.
  • The tasks require that you have extensive and documented research experience in the research area, have extensive experience of the research methodology, and appreciate working in a team of researchers, doctoral students and technical staff.
  • Scientific publications in the field of molecular epidemiology and HIV drug resistance

Other preferred skills:

  • Knowledge in virology, above all on HIV biology, molecular epirdemiology and HIV drug resistance.
  • Experience with NGS in the field of molecular epirdemiology and HIV drug resistance.

Terms of employment

This is is a full-time employment limited to 2 years according to agreement with a possible extension for up to one additional year. 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.


Applications must include a personal motivation letter, a CV, contact information of three references, a diploma and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation).

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 PA2023/876
  • Nathalie Camara, personalsamordnare,, +4640391055
  • Patrik Medstrand, rekryterande chef, +46462221489
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 20.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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