Associate Researcher in Molecular Pediatric Oncology

Jun 15, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of laboratory Medicine

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 Molecular Pediatric Oncology research team at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine currently conducts translational cancer research. At present, the research team is working on neuroblastoma preclinical drug testing projects. The group is international and comprises research, administration and technical staff. As a workplace, we safeguard a positive work environment with respect and consideration in our relations with one another.

What we offer

Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility

The research assignment consists in you independently conducting preclinical drug testing projects, under the leadership of the project manager. The project includes work with patient-derived in vitro and in vivo models of neuroblastoma, cell- and molecular biology techniques, preclinical drug testing assays and more. The work duties also comprise documentation and scientific writing. 

Qualification requirements 

The requirements for the position are:

  •  A doctoral degree in translational cancer research specialising in preclinical drug testing
  • Experience of research in neuroblastoma, patient-derived in vitro and in vivo models, combination drug testing
  • Experience of analyzing drug responses in vitro and in vivo, and transcriptome data
  • The ability to conduct independent research at an advanced level
  • Excellent knowledge of English
  • Excellent analytical ability, drive and a good ability to collaborate

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience with drug screening, synergy, testing and patient-derived model 
  • Previous experience of research in similar projects

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

Further information

The employment is on full-time and time-limited.

Start date is 2023-07-10 or according to agreement and end date is 2023-12-31

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 and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

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.

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  • Type of employment- Special fixed-term employment
  • Contract type- Full time
  • First day of employment- 2023-07-10 or according to agreement
  • Salary- Monthly Salary
  • Number of positions- 1
  • Full-time equivalent- 100
  • City- Lund
  • County- Skåne län
  • Country- Sweden
  • Reference number- PA2023/1244


  • Daniel Bexell, Recruiting Manager,
  • +46462226423,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published- 22.May.2023
  • Last application date- 15.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST