Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.
The research group
The Division of Clinical Genetics at Lund University consists of eight research groups, all focusing on various aspects of tumor development. The current project concerns integrative bioinformatics analysis of massive parallel sequencing (MPS) data on soft tissue tumors.
The research group for the genetics of soft tissue tumors conducts research in which genetic changes that characterize different types of soft tissue tumors are identified, and the effect these chenges have on the cell and patient level is clarified. The group is led by Professor Fredrik Mertens and consists of both research and technical staff. The business is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Here you can read more about our exciting research.
Within the research group, we safeguard a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.
We are hereby seeking a driven postdoctor for work on projects within the research group. The position is full-time for two years according to a central agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc. The desired date of admission is July 1st or by agreement.
Work duties and areas of responsibility
In this project, whole-exome sequencing (WES), whole genome sequencing (WGS), RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq), and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP array) data will be used to study different clinical subsets of liposarcoma and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma. The aim is to use bioformatics to identify driver mutations in primary tumors and cell lines, to identify pathogenetic mechanisms involved in clonal evolution and tumor progression, and to translate key findings into a clinical diagnostic setting. Other duties within the research group may also be relevant.
A postdoc is a position of employment for someone who has completed a doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to the doctorate degree, and who graduated a maximum of three years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. Special reasons refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trust assignments
within trade unions or other similar circumstances.
When hiring a postdoctor, the following assessment basis applies:
Good ability to develop and carry out good quality research and educational ability. When hiring a postdoctor, scientific ability must be taken into account.
Otherwise, the assessment is made on the basis of the following requirements for employment:
A Master degree in bioinformatics.
A PhD in a relevant subject (MPS-based studies of neoplasia).
Previous hands-on experience from MPS-based studies, including work in programming languages R and Python.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The assignments require that you have the ability to work independently as well as in a team.
Meritorious for the position:
Previous experience from MPS-based analyses of neoplasia. Applicants are expected to have at least one publication as first author in an international peer-reviewed journal.
Previous experience from epigenomic analyses of neoplasia.
Instructions for the application
The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the required qualifications, a CV and a diploma.
The university applies individual remuneration. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.
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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2020-07-01
Number of positions1
ContactFredrik Mertens, recruiting manager, +46462224594
Tilde Lindgren, human resources coordinator, 046-2220000
Last application date17.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET