Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology/Statistical Genetics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology/Statistical Genetics
Lund University Diabetes Center
Lund University is one of Europe’s foremost universities and Sweden’s strongest for research. Here, tradition combines with dynamic development and cutting edge qualifications. Our extensive activities cover education, research and innovation in the areas of technology, science, law, social sciences, economics, medicine, humanities, theology, art, music and theatre. 46 000 students study at the university, which has 6 000 employees, mainly in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg.

The university is an elected member of two prominent international networks, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21; it is one of eleven higher education institutions within the Öresund University. We have agreements with over 600 partner universities in about fifty countries around the world.

Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC); is one of 20 strong research programmes in Sweden to be awarded the 10-year Linnaeus grant by the Swedish Research Council in 2006. The aim of LUDC is to identify strategies for slowing disease progression in diabetes and, ultimately, to prevent the disease. LUDC includes 10 research groups in Malmö and Lund as well as several collaborators. The participating groups are all internationally renowned and form one of the strongest diabetes research environments world-wide. The position is administrated by the Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, and is situated at the Clinical Research Centre, Malmö.

Lund University invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetic epidemiology/statistical genetics

located within the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö into the Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology (GAME) Unit at Lund University Diabetes Center, at Faculty of Medicine.
See: for more information.

Work assignments mainly include own scientific work and supervision. The position may also include other assignments such as administrative service to the Department/Faculty/University and teaching of different student categories. The purpose of the position is to strengthen diabetes research within the GAME Unit. Securing external funding from national and international funding bodies, leading scientific publications in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals, and participation in education and research dissemination are key expectations of the successful applicant. The GAME Unit has strong ties with Harvard School of Public Health ( in the US and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK; therefore, some of the work assignments may include opportunities to work with and/or within these additional centers of excellence.

To qualify for appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (forskarassistent in Swedish) you must have a PhD degree or have corresponding academic qualifications. Priority is given to applicants who have completed their PhD within 5 year of the application deadline. Applications are invited for a 4 year position which will start not later than October 2011.

Basis for assessment
Particular importance is given to scientific excellence in the subject field, which should adhere to and complement the existing research activities at LUDC. Documented ability to independently develop, lead and perform research of internationally competitive standards, as well securing external funding in national or international competition is a particular merit. The successful applicant is expected to provide proof of his/her ability to disseminate research and other work assignments related to the University. Qualifying is documented teaching and supervision skills.

In addition to what is prescribed by the Higher Education Ordinance, as regards the appointment of teachers the Lund University teachers Appointment Regulations also apply, see
Lund University is striving to achieve a more gender balance in its research and teaching staff.

For further information about the position please contact:
Prof Paul Franks, tel: +46 40-39 11 49, e-mail:

Information on application formalities may be obtained from Mrs Helene Berggren, Tel: + 46 46-222 71 11, e-mail:

Applicants’ name will be shown on the medical faculty website on the Internet unless it is made clear in the application that the applicant objects to this.

The application, quoting the Journal Entry No. 2010/2323 should be made to Rektor, Lund University (the Vice-Chancellor, Lund University) and reach the Registrar not later than March 25, 2011. (Address: Registrator, Lunds University, Box 117, 221 00 LUND, SWEDEN).

By the application deadline the following documentation should have been delivered in the form of 5 copies, divided into 5 packages

A summarised, attested CV should be placed first in each package using the template given at the following web link:
Full list of publications as instructed by the academic appointments committee at:
NB! Abstracts should not be included in the publication list!
A list of your 5 chosen publications plus 5 copies of each packaged in 5 separate packets that without further sorting can be send directly to the referees. The applicant should be prepared with short notice to send copies of the remaining publications from their comprehensive list of publications if the Appointments Board so desires.
A short statement of scientific, pedagogical and administrative activity including a research programme for the next two-year period.
A summary of the applicant’s activities in the so called “Third Task” describing interaction and information spreading beyond the applicants employment site.
Copies of those documents containing the applicant’s grades and merits together with any other relevant documentation requested.
An electronic copy quoting Ref No. with CV, full list of publications, a short statement of scientific, pedagogical and administrative activity including a research programme for the next two-year period and a summary of the applicant’s activities in the so called “Third Task” should also be sent to:

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