Post Doc in Translational Cancer Research
Lund University Faculty of Medicine

Postdoctor within translational cancer research

Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

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 for molecular pediatric oncology is working with childhood cancer neuroblastoma. We use patient-derived in vitro and in vivo models to decipher mechanisms of neuroblastoma growth, and to test novel therapies against neuroblastoma. The group is led by Deputy Associate Professor Daniel Bexell and includes both research and technical staff. The business is located in Medicon Village in Lund. Here you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we safeguard a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.

We are hereby seeking a driven postdoctor for work on projects within the research group. The position is full-time for two years according to a central agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc. The desired date of admission is September 1st or by agreement.

Work duties and area of responsibility

Mainly research-related tasks: In vitro cell culturing, In vivo procedures, drug testing in vitro and in vivo, cell- and molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and more. Documentation, Writing grant applications and manuscripts. Other tasks may be included.


A postdoc is a position of employment for someone who has completed a doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to the doctorate degree, and who graduated a maximum of three years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. Special reasons refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trust assignments
within trade unions or other similar circumstances.

When hiring a postdoctor, the following assessment basis applies:

  • Good ability to develop and carry out good quality research and educational ability. When hiring a postdoctor, scientific ability must be taken into account.

Otherwise, the assessment is made on the basis of the following requirements for employment:

  • PhD with experience from translational cancer research, specifically mechanisms of cancer cell death.
  • Solid skills in working with patient-derived cancer models in vitro and in vivo.
  • Solid skills in drug testing in vitro and in vivo.
  • Experience in working with cancer drug resistance
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence
  • Personal abilities: Being able to work independently and to collaborate.
  • Fluent in English.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The assignments require that you have the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Meritorious for the position:

  • Experience in childhood cancer research.

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

The university applies individual remuneration. 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 2020-09-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1714
  • Daniel Bexell, recruiting manager, +46462226423
  • Tilde Lindgren, human resources coordinator, 046-2220000
Published 12.May.2020
Last application date 26.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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