Postdoc in immuno-oncology

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Lund, Skåne (SE)
12 Oct 2020
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01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Postdoc in immuno-oncology

Lunds universitet, Med fak, Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

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 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

Associate Professor Marcus Järås research group works in translational projects within immuno-oncology at the Division of Clinical Genetics and is now looking for a highly motivated and driven postdoc to join the group. For the current project, we will recruit a postdoc to work in a company-sponsored project that addresses the role of inflammation in pancreatic cancer. In particular, the project will address the role of antibody-based blockade of IL1RAP-signaling.

Read more about our exciting research here

Within the group we aim to maintain a good working environment based on mutual respect and consideration. We constantly strive to improve the conditions for work, development and participation for all employees.

The employment is a full time position, time limited to two years, regulated by central agreements regarding post-doctoral employments, with the desired access date on January 1st or according to agreement. 

Work assignments and area of expertise

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher that in the current project will use pancreatic cancer models to assess anticancer activity of IL1RAP blockade. To complete the project, the postdoc will use various molecular biology and cell culture based assays. More specifically, the employee will work with lentiviral vectors, CRISPR/Cas9, NGS sequencing and potentially also animal work.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

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 potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the ability to develop and conduct high quality research and also teaching skills will be evaluated as part of the assessment criteria.


Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree equivalent to a PhD, within a subject related to the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Qualifications required:

  • PhD withing a subject related to the position
  • Documented cancer research experience
  • First-author publications in international well-renowned scientific journals
  • Documented molecular biology experience
  • Documented cell culture experience
  • Excellent references from previous supervisors
  • Documented flow cytometry experience

Emphasis will be held at personal skills and suitability. The assignments require that you have the ability to work independently, have a good ability to work together and a good ability to communicate. Applicants must be able to work both independently and in groups.

Desirable skills:

  • Documented experience of CRISPR/Cas9
  • Documented previous work with lentivirala vectors

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. 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”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions for your application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.


The university applies individual salary setting. 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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