Postdoc in Bioinformatics
Lund University, Faculty of Medicin, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund
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 Experimental Oncology group at the Division of Translational Cancer Research, Lund University headed by Professor Kristian Pietras subscribes to the view that a tumor should be considered as a communicating organ in its own right, comprising multiple cell types that collectively evolve into a clinically manifested and deadly disease. Human tumors are heterogenous and harbor malignant cells with different proliferative and metastastic potential. However, less is known about the heterogeneity within the tumor microenvironment, although it is well established that the tumor stroma similarly influences the growth and progression of the cancer. Our integrated approach combines high resolution studies of basic biology with the use of disease-specific genetically engineered mouse models of cancer with proven translational capacity and exclusive clinical materials to interrogate the role of the microenvironment on cancer initiation, progression and resistance to therapy.
As part of ongoing research, we are seeking a highly motivated post doctor to spearhead our efforts in large-scale and high resolution bioinformatic studies of the tumor microenvironment. To qualify, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. or a qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate. It is required that the applicant has well-documented expertise and experience regarding computational biology, bioinformatics and biostatistics related to tumor biology. Expertise in single cell analysis is a decisive advantage with regard to the appointment. Documented proficiency in oral and written communication in English is a prerequisite.
In the appointment procedure, we will accord special weight to academic skills including publication record, excellence in relevant methodologies and research topics (see above), originality of previous work, as well as power of initiative and interpersonal skills.
Please send your application including CV, publication record, statement of interest, and contact information for at least 2 reference persons.
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