Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

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Description of the workplace
The position as a postdoc is placed at the Research Group for Breast and Lung Cancer, led by Associate Professor Johan Staaf. The group currently consists of four assistant researchers and three doctoral students with strong competence in genomic research focused on breast and lung cancer. The research group is located at the Division of Translational Cancer Research at the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The workplace is located at Medicon Village in Lund, where the research group has its premises. You can read more about our projects on our website

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We also have a flexitime agreement that provides good conditions for work/life balance.

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Work duties 
The postdoc will be responsible for conducting and supervising research projects based on genomic profiling of breast and lung cancer tumors. This will include usage of different high-throughput -omics techniques targeting DNA, RNA, epigenetic, proteomic, and metabolic alterations in cancer. The postdoc is expected to independently perform analyses in research projects using both own and public data resources and to summarize findings to scientific studies. Documented bioinformatic skills, the ability to work in teams, and a strong personal interest in developing within the field with respect to methods and analysis tasks are important. Supervision of both PhD students and undergraduate students, as well as teaching related to the field may be part of the work duties.

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. life sciences, preferably with a focus on the topic of the project), completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Requirements for employment are:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD) in the field of genomic and molecular cancer research with a focus on solid tumor and bioinformatics
  • Research publications within the field
  • Practical skills and knowledge in usage and analysis of different -omics technologies focused on DNA, RNA and epigenetics
  • Excellent skills in relevant programming languages and software are required, e.g. through a MSc in bioinformatics
  • The ability to work independently and in multidisciplinary groups

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Documented experience and skills in genomic research focused on breast and lung cancer
  • MSc in bioinformatics
  • Experience in supervision of students at MSc level, preferable within the field of bioinformatics
  • Documented experience in teaching related to bioinformatics
  • Extent and quality of previous scientific output during PhD studies
  • Prior own research funding

Research expertise is the foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their previous publications, research profile, experience and knowledge.

Further information
The employment is a full time position limited to 2 years. The employment is time-limited according to the agreement, "Agreement on limited-time employment as postdoctoral researcher-2022-02-01". Start date is 2024-07-01 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, a general description of previous research work, and a copy of the PhD diploma and other documents you wish to highlight.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment July 1st, 2024, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/836
  • Johan Staaf, Recruiting Manager, +46462221444
  • Emelie Falck, HR Partner, 046-2220000
Published 07.Jun.2024
Last application date 21.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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