Post Doc in Cancer and Infection Biology

Lund University Faculty of Medicine


Postdoc Position in Cancer and Infection Biology

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

The research group

The research group is expanding and is now seeking the addition of a postdoc for a position in a research project aimed at cancer and infection, headed by Prof. Catharina Svanborg. Take the opportunity to follow new drug discoveries from molecular mechanisms and animal models to clinical trials. The lab environment is international and offers great opportunities to develop a scientific career. We use a broad palette of technologies from cell biology, and cancer biology, molecular techniques and protein-peptide technology to translational clinical studies and drug development. Please read more about our research here. 

Within the group we aim to maintain a good working environment based on mutual respect and consideration. We constantly strive to improve the conditions for work, development and participation for all employees.

The employment is a full time position, time limited to two years, regulated by central agreements regarding post-doctoral employments, with the desired access date on May 1st, 2021, or according to agreement. 

Work assignments and area of expertise

As a postdoc in our group, you will conduct experimental studies using cellular and molecular techniques, genomic and transcriptomic technology focusing on questions about specific transcriptional regulators and effects on immunity and cancer. You will also assist in laboratory evaluations of clinical trials. The position offers active interactions with the group members and participation in group meetings. You should also independently read scientific literature and write reports. Supervision of students is part of the activities. Work with experimental animals is not included.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the ability to develop and conduct high quality research and also teaching skills will be evaluated as part of the assessment criteria.


Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree equivalent to a PhD, within a subject related to the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Qualifications required:

  • PhD degree in the field of medicine, biomedicine or related areas that is relevant to the position
  • Experience in molecular biology
  • Experience in infection biology
  • Documented competence in "omics" technology
  • Two publications as first author in reputable international journals
  • Fluency in English

Emphasis will be held at personal skills and suitability. The assignments require that you have the ability to work independently, have a good ability to collaborate and excellent intrapersonal and communication skills. Applicants must be able to work both independently and in groups.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. 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 fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions for your application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.


The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 1, 2021 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/887
Gabriela Godaly, +4646173233
Emelie Falck, 046-2220000
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 29.Mar.2021
Last application date 30.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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