Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

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
Within the research group of Clinical Memory Research, research is conducted aimed at defining and understanding biological processes behind Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work with cohorts of both patients and cognitively healthy volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with brain imaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, as well as animal and cell biology experiments. You can read more about the research here. The research group is led by Professor Oskar Hansson. The position is located at BMC in Lund.

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 favourable occupational pension. Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us.

Work duties

Research area
As a project assistant, you will be part of a growing multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, working intensively to increase knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatment methods for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking.

The employment
The project assistant will focus on neuroimaging and data analysis of fluid biomarkers aimed at developing diagnostic tools and improving our molecular understanding of Alzheimer's disease. An important task will be to better understand different subtypes of Alzheimer's disease based on different distribution patterns of tau pathology. The project assistant will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study. In this study, 1500 people across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and MRI with both structural and functional sequences. Other tasks within the research group may also be relevant.


The following qualifications are required:

  • Master's degree in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics, or another relevant field
  • Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses, including PET and MRI
  • Very good knowledge of statistical modelling, script/programming and neuroimaging software
  • Very good ability to express yourself in English both orally and in writing
  • Good team player with broad competence in the research area

The following is considered meritorious:

  • Excellent academic writing skills
  • Ambitious and curious with an inner motivation

Terms of employment
The employment is a permanent employment with scope 100%. Desired start date is 2024-03-01, or as agreed. Probationary employment may be applied.

How to apply
The position is sought via the university’s recruitment system. Applications must include a personal motivation letter, in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV, contact information of two references, a degree certificate (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation and list of publications).

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-03-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/406
  • Oskar Hansson, +4640335036
  • 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 15.Feb.2024
Last application date 08.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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