Project assistant within experimental pathology

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12 Dec 2023

29 Nov 2023
Job Information

Lunds universitet

Lund University, Department of Translational Medicine
Research Field

Medical sciences » Medicine
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

12 Dec 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Not Applicable
Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Description of the workplace
At the research group for experimental pathology, research is carried out in the field of cancer; and especially new ways to counteract the spread of cancer and the formation of metastases. The research has been at the forefront of this field for several years and the results of this work have led to several clinical trials of a new drug candidate that is supposed to stop metastasis formation. The group is led by Professor Tommy Andersson and consists of research and technical staff. You can read more about the research here. The research group is located at CRC in Malmö.

We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.

We offer
Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure.

Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us .

Work duties
You will become an important collaborator in an already started and ongoing scientific project where we have identified an interesting receptor that the drug candidate Foxy-5 binds to, which can explain several of its observed effects. The goal is to finish this project with the submission of a publication in 2024. This means that you, as an employee, will be included as a co-author.

You will work in a project that is conducted in collaboration with an Indian research group, the work will therefore include frequent digital meetings and coordination with the researchers in this group. Trips between the groups are not planned but cannot be ruled out. You will mainly work normal working hours but some experimental circumstances may require working at odd hours. Due to the time difference between Sweden and India, some digital meetings may also need to take place outside normal working hours (in which case participation can of course take place from home).

Requirements for the position are:

  • Biomedical/medical undergraduate education
  • Documented knowledge and experience in working with cancer cell lines and specifically with regard to analysis with Western blot, QPCR and migration and/or invasion assays
  • Documented ability to work independently both experimentally and analytically, as well as to compile scientific reports
  • Documented ability to interact with other researchers and technical staff within a research group as well as with other research groups
  • Documented knowledge and experience of communicating both orally and in writing in English

Meritorious for the position are:

  • Master's degree in experimental cancer research
  • Experience of bio-informatic analysis
  • Experience with CRISPR knockdown

Terms of employment
The employment is a special fixed-term employment with a scope of 100% during the period 2024-01-01 – 2024-12-31, or as agreed.

How to apply:
The position is sought via the university’s recruitment system. Applications must include a personal motivation letter, in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV, contact information of two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation and list of publications).

Research Field
Medical sciences
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Medical sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Lunds universitet

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