Research Associate in Urology
Lund University

Research Associate in Urology

Lunds universitet, Institutionen för translationell medicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

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 research group is dedicated to translational research on prostate cancer to improve the outcomes for our patients. The research includes identification of molecular targets for development of new therapies in chemo- and hormone resistant prostate cancer, in vitro studies and animal models, and clinical studies on imaging biomarkers for prognosis, prediction and monitoring and clinical studies on robotic surgery. The group is further focused on the development and validation of biomarkers in tissue, blood and urine including circulating tumor cells and cell-free DNA and we are looking to expand our group with additional expertise in bioinformatics and computational biology. The successful applicant will be an integral part of developing the next generation of precision medicine tools for prostate cancer. The position will be based in Lund. More information about the research group can be found here.

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 and areas or responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and executing research projects to develop tissue and liquid biopsy biomarkers for prostate cancer precision medicine. This can include computational methods development in the areas of gene expression profiling, DNA-sequencing, circulating tumor cell analysis and cell-free DNA analysis. The candidate is expected to work independently and to present completed work both at conferences and as scientific publications.


Requirements for the position are:

  • A PhD (within the last three years) in bioinformatics/computer science, or in medicine/biology with considerable bioinformatics experience
  • Knowledge in relevant programming languages such as R or Python
  • Experience in the analysis of omics and high dimensional data including gene expression profiling, DNA sequencing, etc.
  • Experience in machine learning methods and biomarker classifier development using “omics” or other high dimensional data
  • Good oral and written communication in English
  • Good communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Good collaboration skills, ability to work independently, and be solution-focused

Meritorious for the position are:

  • Experience in high-performance computing using a compute cluster
  • Experience in biostatistics including survival analysis and clinical trial design

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, and evidence that this requirement is met needs to have been sent in by this time at the latest. Candidates should 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 post doctor the following will primarily be taken into account:

  • Ability to develop and carry out scientific research of good quality
  • Pedagogic capability

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to 2 years, with a possible extension for up to one additional year. Preliminary start date 2024-06-01 or according to agreement. 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 February 1, 2022

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 PhD degree certificate (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation and list of publications).

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 Translational Medicine is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We conduct basic science in a laboratory setting, point-of-care and clinical research as well as carry out epidemiological studies.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-06-01
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/182
  • Anders Bjartell, +4640336398
  • Ditte Mårtensson (HR), +4640391336
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 27.Feb.2024
Last application date 26.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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