• RESEARCH FIELD: Biological sciences, Educational sciences, Engineering, Medical sciences, Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4) 
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15/04/2021 23:59 – Europe/Brussels 
  • LOCATION: Sweden › Lund 
  • JOB STATUS: Full-time 


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 research openings are connected either to the Faculty of Medicine or LTH at Lund University. LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering and carries out research of a high international standard with teaching methods adapting to current needs. The Faculty of Medicine has academic programs closely linked with the healthcare system. The research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research, and health sciences research.

The positions are part of the CanFaster program (MSCA-COFUND), which focuses on cancer research and entrepreneurship. The goal of CanFaster is to educate tomorrow’s cancer researchers in a broad set of scientific, transferable, and business skills develop the mind-set of an entrepreneur in parallel to the academic career. The program recruits eight fellows during this call, 15 in total. The program is administrated by CREATE Health, located in the energetic and dynamic science park, Medicon Village. The Life Science sector in the Medicon Valley area has been nominated as one of 13 Brain belts in the world.

Call 3: Eight CanFaster projects in Cancer and Entrepreneurship; an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program. For project description, eligibility critera and special requriments please visit www.canfaster.se.”>http://www.canfaster.se”>www.canfaster.se.

You can only apply to one position. For call-related questions contact us at: [email protected].

Maintenance”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… of cell stemness at physoxia – an evolutionary triumph
Research subject:
 Translational medicine (PI: Emma Hammarlund)
Partners: Lund Stem Cell Center; Department of Laboratory Medicine; Department of Pediatrics; LU

Novel”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… immuno-oncological strategies for improved cancer therapy
Research subject:
 Immunotechnology (PI: Kristina Lundberg)
Partners: Alligator Bioscience AB; SUS (Skåne University hospital)

Phosphoproteomic-guided”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… personalized cancer therapy 
Research subject:
 Immunotechnology (PI: Magnus Jakobsson)
Partners: Acrivon AB

Proteomics”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… data mining for improved cancer precision medicine
Research subject:
 Immunotechnology (PI: Fredrik Levander)
Partners: SCAN-B initiative; SUS; Immunovia AB

Spatially-guided”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… transcriptional profiling and bioinformatics
Research subject
: Immunotechnology (PI: Sara Ek)
Partners: the Nordic lymphoma group; SUS

The”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… role of IL1 in tumor progression and immune evasion
Research subject:
 Translational Medicine (PI: Karin Leandersson)
Partners: Cantargia; Cancer Immunology (Malmö, Lund University)

Translational”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… cancer genomics and bioinformatics
Research subject:
 Laboratory Medicine (PI: Thoas Fioretos)
Partners: Qlucore AB; SUS

Translational”>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for… oncogenomics and cancer liquid biopsies
Research subject:
 Clinical Science (PI: Lao Saal)
Partners: SAGA Diagnostics; SCAN-B Initiative; SUS


Work duties
The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is research. Most positions include teaching, mainly in relation to supervision of master thesis or doctoral students. Teaching in courses and seminars may also be included, but not more than 20%. Each position includes an opportunity for a three week-training in higher education teaching and learning.

The program is divided into three different work packages: WP1 = research within the defined research area (80-90%), WP2 = CanFaster specific training (5%), and WP3 = inter-sectoral training (5%). Within WP2, you will be able to attend courses in entrepreneurship and innovation processes; within WP3, you will have the opportunity to be educated in clinical aspects of cancer and attend seminar series at a business incubator. As a CanFaster fellow you will have the opportunity to perform secondments in the non-academic sector, 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 continued career.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should be written in English. Submit your application through Lund University electronic application system: https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:377392/“>https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:377392/”>https://lu.varbi…. In addition to providing all documents, you will be asked mandatory questions when submitting the application.
Mobility: 0 – 12 months of residency in Sweden during the 36 months preceding the date of the closure of the call.
PhD degree (from 2018 or later) or 4-7 years of full-time equivalent research experience. 
Specific requirements: Each research subject has specific requirements on PhD subject and prior research experience. For details, please, visit: http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for-call-3/“>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/postdoctoral-research-areas-for…
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 at: http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/apply-for-a-postdoctoral-position/“>http://www.createhealth.lth.se/canfaster/apply-for-a-postdoctoral-positi…
Assessment criteria and evaluation process
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. 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 and teachers. 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.
An evaluation panel with internal and external experts is responsible for the selection process. Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on merits, motivation for the program, academic excellence, and personal qualifications such as collaborative and communication skills. Top 4-6 candidates w

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