Associate Senior Lecturer in Tumor Microenvironment
Lund University Faculty of Engineering

Associate Senior Lecturer in Tumor Microenvironment 

Lund University, LTH,

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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Immunotechology at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Associate Senior Lecturer in tumor microenvironment. 

The Department of Immunotechology is focused on research within the Life Science field. We are located at Medicon Village in Lund, with access to state-of the art research facilities. To read more about our research, please visit

Subject area

Tumor microenvironment

Subject description

Spatial analysis of the microenvironment of cancer. Focus is put on the interaction between immune and tumor cells, and identification of target molecules for targeted cancer therapy.

Work duties

Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career development position and aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research, but also administrative tasks and teaching. The position include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Work duties comprise:

• Research within the subject area
• Teaching at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels
• Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
• Actively seeking external research funding
• Collaboration with industry and wider society
• Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Appointment to associate senior lecturer requires that the applicant has a PhD degree or has acquired corresponding research expertise.

Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the corresponding expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications.

Additional requirements:

• Documented experience in project management.
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Documented ability to apply for and receive research grants
• Postdoctoral experience.
• Extensive research experience in microscopy of tissues.
• Solid experience in bioinformatics and handling of omics data.

Assessment criteria

For appointments to associate senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:
• A good ability to develop and conduct research is the primary criterium.
• Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

• Experience in antibody-based analysis and designing of biomarker panels.
• Experience in designing translational studies and managing patient data in collaboration with hospitals.

Consideration will also be given to ability to co-operate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 6 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 4a § HF.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:


Promotion to a senior lecturer in tumor microenvironment

During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer can apply for appointment to a permanent position as a senior lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below and is deemed to be suitable. An associate senior lecturer can only apply for his/her promotion once.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment to a senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

• A PhD degree or corresponding research experience or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
• Demonstrated teaching skills.
• Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning; or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

Additional requirements:

• Good ability to cooperate; independence and drive.
• Significant progess in scientific and educational skills.
• Ability to actively, independently, and successfully seek external funding.
• Ability to contribute to innovation and regeneration of the organisation.

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise.

For appointments to a senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

• A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
• Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
• Ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
• Ability to collaborate with wider society and to inform about his or her activities.
• A good general ability to lead and develop activities in general.

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 As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1968
Sara Ek,
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
Published 25.Jun.2020
Last application date 07.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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