Lund University (LU)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Cancer Immunotherapy

Lund University (LU)

Malmö, Sweden

The multidisciplinary and well-funded Riesbeck Research Group in the Department of Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Lund University is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with appropriate training and publication-documented expertise to work on exploring immunomodulatory bacterial proteins as novel therapeutics. The current translational project seeks to evaluate and refine several drug candidates using in vitro and murine models of cancer. The project will also include studies on human immune cells (T lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells) from patients. 

Postdoctoral Training

The collaborative project will offer an excellent opportunity for training in a wide-range of advanced methods and technologies. This includes flow cytometry, various molecular techniques for gene cloning, and recombinant and native protein production and purification, host-pathogen interaction study by using animal and in vitro cell models (cell lines and primary cells), microscopy analysis (fluorescence, confocal), and up-to-date in silico analysis, and protein-protein interaction (kinetics) by bio-layer interferometry. In addition, candidates will also participate in high standard scientific communication/ meeting presenting their work, and in collaboration with prestigious scientists, academics partners, and clinical personnel. Riesbeck Research Group offers a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment and great educational platform for the study of infection biology of human airway pathogens. Importantly, the successful candidate will work closely with the PI in a collaborative research setting to develop the project and support the candidate in achieving their career goals.

Lund university and Vicinity

Lund University, located in southern Sweden 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. The Riesbeck laboratory is located on the medical campus at Skåne University Hospital (SUS) in Malmö with good public transport to both Lund and Copenhagen. The city is culturally diverse, well connected nationally and globally, and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities within the city and in the nearby counties. Candidates do not need to acquire skills in Swedish language as most of local communities are also excellently English speaking. 

Your Profile

The group is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher. The candidate is expected to be organized and able to work independently and also as a team player. Furthermore:

  • The candidate must hold a PhD in the field of preferentially immunology, cellular molecular biology, or a related field, and must have completed their PhD within 3 years from the start of the appointment.
  • Experience in immunology, cell biology, flow cytometry, microscopy would be an advantage.
  • Notably experience and licence to use murine models of infection, inflammatory disease or cancer would be particularly valuable.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Motivated candidates should send their application to Prof. Kristian Riesbeck ( Make sure to include a letter of motivation covering research experience and interest, curriculum vitae, a list of publications and contact information of three references. Deadline is February 15th, 2021, but recruitment will occur continuously.

Starting date is flexible and the position is funded for two years with possibility of recruitment extension, depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The tax-free scholarship is 2100 euro/month.

For more information on the Riesbeck lab and projects, please visit

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Postdoctoral Researcher - Cancer Immunotherapy