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8 postdoc positions in cancer research

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 augusti

Om jobbet

Lunds universitet grundades 1666 och rankas återkommande som ett av världens 100 främsta lärosäten. Här finns 40 000 studenter och fler än 8 000 medarbetare i Lund, Helsingborg och Malmö. Vi förenas i vår strävan att förstå, förklara och förbättra vår värld och människors villkor.

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 in order to develop the mind-set of an entrepreneur. 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.

Call 2: 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

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

Development of new therapies targeting innate immune checkpoints in leukemia

Research subject: Clinical Genetics (PI: Marcus Järås)
Partners: Innovagen and Cantargia;  Skåne University Hospital (SUS)

Predictive immune biomarkers in cancer

Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Malin Lindstedt)
Partners: Alligator Bioscience AB; SUS

Proteomic characterization of ovarian cancer for improved diagnostics
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Magnus Jakobsson)
Partners: University of Gothenburg

Regulators of anti-tumor immunity
Research subject: Translational Medicine (PI: Karin Leandersson)
Partners: Cantargia and Cancer Immunology; SUS

Spatial omics enables deep mining of the tumor microenvironment
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Sara Ek)
Partners: the Nordic lymphoma group; SUS

Targeted imaging and therapies for advanced prostate cancer
Research subject: Translational Medicine (PI: Anders Bjartell)
Partners: Lund Bioimaging Center; SUS

Translational cancer genomics and bioinformatics

Research subject: Laboratory Medicine (PI: Thoas Fioretos)
Partners: Qlucore AB; SUS

Translational oncogenomics and cancer liquid biopsies
Research subject: Clinical Science (PI: Lao Saal)
Partners: SAGA Diagnostics; the SCAN-B Initiative; SUS

Work duties
The main duty involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Most positions offer teaching only in relation to supervision of master thesis and doctoral students. Teaching of 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. Moreover, CanFaster specific training ( ̴5%) and inter-sectoral training ( ̴5%) will be offered. You will be able to attend courses in entrepreneurship and innovation processes; you will 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.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. The application should be submitted through Lund University electronic application system,


- Mobility: Maximum 12 months of residency in Sweden during the last three years from the closure of the call.
- PhD degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.
- Specific requirements: Each research subject has specific requirements on PhD subject and prior research experience.  

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:

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. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. 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 candidates will be selected for a video interview with the evaluation panel (10/2020). After the interview, provided references will be contacted and 2-3 top candidates for each position will be asked to write a full research proposal (3 pages) within the selected research area (11/2020). For details:

For Re-dress procedure and terms of employment, please wisit LU:Website:

Contact information

Program Director: Prof. Sara Ek
Program Coordinator: Dr. Jana Hladílková

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Månadslön (3500-3800 EUR)

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


40 hours/week. Tillträde: Flexible start after January 1, 2021 Visstidsanställning