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Eight EU-COFUND postdoctoral fellows within cancer research

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 april

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 to develop the mind-set of an entrepreneur in parallel to the academic career. 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 3: Eight CanFaster projects in Cancer and Entrepreneurship; an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND program. For project description, eligibility criteria, and special requirements please visit

You can only apply to one position. For call-related questions contact us at:
Research subject: Translational medicine (PI: Emma Hammarlund)
Partners: Lund Stem Cell Center; Department of Laboratory Medicine; Department of Pediatrics; LU
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Kristina Lundberg)
Partners: Alligator Bioscience AB; SUS (Skåne University hospital)
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Magnus Jakobsson)
Partners: Acrivon AB
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Fredrik Levander)
Partners: SCAN-B initiative; SUS; Immunovia AB
Research subject: Immunotechnology (PI: Sara Ek)
Partners: the Nordic lymphoma group; SUS
Research subject: Translational Medicine (PI: Karin Leandersson)
Partners: Cantargia; Cancer Immunology (Malmö, Lund University)
Research subject: Laboratory Medicine (PI: Thoas Fioretos)
Partners: Qlucore AB; SUS
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 to conduct research. Most positions offer teaching 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: 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.   

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 full advertisment and information about assesment criterias can be found at

Terms of employment

There are eight positions available with a starting date flexible from 1.9.2021 to 31.1.2022. Selected candidates will be offered a two-year postdoc position at Lund university within the selected research area. The employment benefits include health insurance, pension (16.5% on top of the salary), and one-off relocation allowance of 500 EUR. Salaries will vary with candidate’s experience and the faculty of employment (3500-4000 EUR/month).
The employment is limited by an agreement, "Agreement on time-limited employment as a postdoctoral fellow", dated 2008-09-04 (Arbetsgivarverket, OFRs, Saco-S and SEKO). See detailed information about employment at LU here:

Re-dress procedure
Applicants who wish to submit an objection to the decision should do so in writing to the of the Programme Director within three weeks from receiving the statement; LU guidelines for redress and Swedish law (Högskoleförordningen 1993:100, ch. 12) will be followed.

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