Postdoctoral fellow in Genetic Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Research Group
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 aim with the research at Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is to identify health risks at work and from the surrounding environment, to eliminate or reduce these risks and prevent disease. The focus is on the following research areas: Working life and health; Environment and mental health; Environment and health effects early in life; Air, green environments, climate and health; Global environmental medicine; and New lifestyle factors and health risks. We successfully combine medical, epidemiological and technical-analytical competence in field studies and the use of bioinformatics, registers and biobanks.

Work duties
This position will include studies of chemical exposures in utero and risk of child cancer by using molecular and chemical methods in biobanked samples as well as epidemiological and registry studies. As a postdoc you will be involved in major steps of the project, i.e., planning, collecting data, data management, data analysis, and writing manuscripts. You will also be responsible for supervising doctoral and master’s student’s projects. Finally, you will also be involved in project management of the project.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

To be eligible, the candidate must have:

  • A PhD in any of following topics biomedicine, genetics, toxicology, biology, epidemiology, or similar research area
  • Experience of molecular laboratory work or working with molecular epidemiological studies or epidemiological studies.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (English)
  • Independence and ability to cooperate 

Merits are good knowledge in Swedish (writing and speaking).

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of at least 2 years and at most 3 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-SandOFR/S, dated 1stFebruary 2022.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall contain:

  •  Résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • A general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate or other equivalent certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.




Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employment2022-04-11 or according to agreement
SalaryMontly salary.
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2022/661
  • Karin Broberg, Recruiting Manager,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date27.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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