Postdoctoral Positions in Cancer Research
Lund University Faculty of Engineering
Sweden

Three COFUND postdoctoral positions in cancer research

Lund University, LTH, Institutionen för immunteknologi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

1. Spatial organization of the tumour immune microenvironment - implications for outcome and novel treatment strategies

Department of Immunotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

2. Targeting myeloid cells in the head and neck tumor microenvironment

Department of Immunotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

3. Inducing anti-tumor immunity with cellular reprogramming

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Lund Univeristy

Description of the workplace

The positions are part of the CanFaster COFUND program (Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program), with focus on cancer research and implementation/entrepreneurship. The program is administrated by CREATE Health, located in the energetic and dynamic science park, Medicon Village. Lund University and the Life Science research in the Medicon Valley area has been nominated as one of 13 Brain belts in the world.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get employment benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee.

As a CanFaster fellow you will have the opportunity to perform secondments in the non-academic sectors, such as clinic or industry. Team activities with other fellows within the CanFaster program will ensure the development of a network that lasts beyond the program and helps to boost your future career. Moreover, soft-skill training as well as training in entrepreneurship will be offered. One-off relocation allowance of 500 EUR and five to six weeks of annual leave are provided.

Subject description

Detailed project descriptions are found on the program homepage www.canfaster.se together with eligibility criteria and special requirements for each position. You can also follow the link in each project title here. You can only apply to one position. For call-related questions contact us at: canfaster-postdoc@immun.lth.se.

Inducing anti-tumor immunity with cellular reprogramming
Research subject: Laboratory medicine (PI: Filipe Pereira)
Partners: Asgard Therapeutics (PI: Cristiana Pires)

Spatial organization of the tumour immune microenvironment - implications for outcome and novel treatment strategies
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Sara Ek)
Partners: the Nordic lymphoma group; SUS (Skåne University hospital)

Targeting myeloid cells in the head and neck tumor microenvironment
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Malin Lindstedt)
Partners: SUS (Skåne University hospital)

Work duties

The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Most positions offer teaching only in relation to supervision of master thesis and doctoral students. Teaching of courses might be included, but not more than 20%. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

The goal of CanFaster is to educate tomorrow’s cancer researchers in a broad set of scientific, transferable, and business skills. Inter-sectoral, entrepreneurial and soft-skills training is available as well as outreach activities and teaching education.

Qualification requirements

Eligibility

  • Mobility: Max 12 months of residency in Sweden during the last three years from the closure of the call.
  • PhD degree (obtained 2019-2022). Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
  • Specific requirements: Each research subject has specific requirements on PhD subject and prior research experience. All subjects require very good oral and written proficiency in English. For details, please, visit the CanFaster website.

The application must include: CV; publication list; motivation letter; and one reference letter provided on the CanFaster template. All templates and further instructions can be found in the CanFaster application guide.

Assessment criteria

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 their potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on merits, motivation for the program, academic excellence, and personal qualifications such as collaborative and communication skills. Detailed time frame of the evaluation is available on our website. Interviews will be held in January 2023; top candidates will be asked to write a full research proposal within the selected research area. Starting date is flexible in the following range: February – April 2023.

Further information

Selected candidates will be offered a full-time, fixed term employment of 2 years (40 hours/week) at Lund University within the selected research area. Salaries will vary with candidate’s experience and the faculty of employment (3800-4200 EUR/month). 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”).

Re-dress procedure

Applicants who object to the decision (redress/appeal) should do so in writing to the of the Programme director within three weeks from receiving the statement. The executive unit will provide feed-back to the redress and will follow the LU guidelines for redress and Swedish law (Högskoleförordningen 1993:100, ch. 12).

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English and submitted through the Lund University Varbi system. Please draw up the application in accordance with the exact instructions on the CanFaster website.

Welcome with your application!

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.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1.2.2023-30.4.2023
Salary 3800-4200 EUR
Number of positions 3
Working hours 40 hours/week
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3370
Contact
Sara Ek, 046-2220000
Published 18.Oct.2022
Last application date 19.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET
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