Assistant researcher in Experimental pathology

Lund University


December 6, 2021


Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Translational 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.

About the research group

The research group in the Experimental Pathology unit conducts research in the field of cancer, and in particular new ways of counteracting the spread of cancer and the formation of metastases. The research has been at the forefront of this area for several years and the results from this work have led to several clinical trials of a new drug candidate that is intended to stop metastasis. The group is led by Professor Tommy Andersson and consists of researchers at the postdoctoral level and technical staff. The laboratory of the research group is located at CRC in Malmö. Here you can read more about our exciting research: https: // www.

We aim to create a good work environment based on respect and consideration in our relation to each other. We strive to create an environment that promotes development and is stimulating to all employees. We constantly work to create opportunities for job satisfaction, personal development and participation for all coworkers, and consider physical safety aspects as well as the organisational and social working environment

We are now looking for an Assistant researcher in Experimental pathology to conduct research on WNT5A signaling in melanoma cells. The employment is a full-time, fixed-term position, limited to two years. Preliminary starting date is 1st of February 2022 or according to agreement.

Work duties

The appointed Assistant researcher will independently perform experimental tumor cell biology studies in the field of WNT5A signaling in melanoma and how this affects intracellular signaling and downstream regulation of melanoma cell invasion. The methods that will be used include QPCR, Western blot, confocal microscopy and migration/invasion assays. The holder of this position will be responsible for and carry out the experimental work independently. This will also be true for the analysis of the results and the reporting of these results to the research group leader.


The following are required for the position:

  • Doctoral degree in the field of experimental tumor biology.
  • Experience of WNT5A signaling in melanoma cells.
  • Experience of cell culture and cell biological with tumor cells.
  • Experience of Western blot, QPCR, tumor cell invasion and confocal microscopy with subsequent advance analysis.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Great emphasis will be placed on you as a person being careful and meticulous.

    The following are considered a merit for the position:

  • Experience of analysis of tumor cell migration/invasion, statistical analyzes and design of final figures of the obtained results.
  • Experience of generating tumor cells with resistance to cancer drugs.
  • Experience in processing and summarizing results in reports, oral presentations and writing scientific articles.
  • Instructions for your application

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

    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 Translational Medicine is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We conduct basic science in a laboratory setting, point-of-care and clinical research as well as carry out epidemiological studies.

    We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment 1 februari 2022 eller enligt överenskommelse Salary Månadslön Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Malmö County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2021/3442 Contact

  • Tommy Andersson, professor, forskargruppschef, +46 70 816 48 28
  • Linnea Gard, personalsamordnare, +46 40 39 10 71
  • Union representative

  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
  • Published 22.Nov.2021 Last application date 06.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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