Lund University (LU)

Postdoctoral scholarship in kidney cancer biology

Lund University, Dep of Laboratory Medicine

Lund, Sweden

Postdoctoral scholarship
A post-doctoral scholarships in experimental kidney cancer biology is available at the Division of Translational Cancer Research in the group of Prof. Håkan Axelson. Our laboratory focuses on the basic biology of kidney cancer. We are particularly interested in the relationship between normal kidney cells and the molecular landscape of different subtypes of renal malignancies (Lindgren et al., Cell Reports 2017 and Trends in Cancer, 2018). We are also developing platforms for early diagnosis of kidney cancer (Hansson et al, 2017). Projects in the laboratory involves basic biology of kidney cancer, molecular subclassification of kidney cancer, cellular adaptation to hypoxia and mouse modeling of kidney cancer.
Qualifications required
We are looking for a highly talented and motivated candidate with a recent PhD (less than 3 years) in a relevant field and proof of productive research. The candidate should have experience and expertise in one or more of the following: cell- and molecular biology, organoid cell culture systems, gene profiling technologies. Candidates must be highly motivated to pursue postdoctoral studies within an interactive research team. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required for consideration.
The applicant should not have been employed by Lund University within the last two years in order to be able to receive a scholarship. PhD degree should not be more than three years old at the last day of applying.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send: 1) a statement of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of publications and 4) the contact information of three references in an email to:
Professor Håkan Axelson (
Placement: Division of Translational Cancer Research
Duration: 2 years
Starting time: 2019-07-01 or as agreed
Last day for applying: 2019-06-10


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Postdoctoral scholarship in kidney cancer biology