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Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine (with emphasis on Regenerative Medicine)

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Job description

In this tenure track position call (Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellow) we are addressing outstanding young scientists with international research experience.

The position is located within the Faculty of Medicine. Departmental placement will be determined at the time of appointment. The position is timed limited to four years According to Chapter 4, Section 12a of the Higher Education Ordinance, with the possibility for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

The ideal candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a strong experimental research program in synergy with on-going preclinical and clinical research at the faculty within the field “Molecular Medicine with emphasis on Regenerative Medicine”. 

The candidate is also expected to take active part in interactions and exchange programs between the Wallenberg Centres in Molecular Medicine at Lund, Gothenburg, Linköping and Umeå (see as well as with the Science for Life Laboratories in Stockholm /Uppsala (see

The successful candidate will primarily be conducting research and research supervision. 15 % of the employment is devoted to teaching at the faculty from graduate to postgraduate level so that the criteria for promotion to a tenure position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor can be fulfilled within four years. Other duties may be added. 

The successful candidate will, after approval by the WCMM steering group, receive a career package of two doctoral student positions (2x4 year) and two postdoc positions (2x2years) as well as an operational grant of SEK 1.5 million per year for four years.

According to Chapter 4, Section 4a of the Higher Education Ordinance and local collective agreement on career development reg. no PE 2013/365, a person is qualified for appointment if the applicant holds a PhD or has corresponding research expertise. Priority should be given candidates who have completed their degree or achieved the corresponding competence no more than 5 years before the last date for applications.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
An Associate Senior Lecturer is to be appointed on application to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has required qualifications and is deemed to be suitable with reference to the qualifications and assessment criteria for promotion and appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine. The assessment will be made no later than 3 years and 8 months after the start of the Associated Senior Lecturer position. 

See: Senior Lecturer- General requirements profile and assessments criteria,

Basis for assessment

We expect the successful candidate to become one of the future research leaders at the Medical Faculty in cooperation with already active research groups within “Molecular Medicine with emphasis on Regenerative Medicine”.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with documented international research experience, a demonstrated potential for creativity and a high degree of excellence in the field. The candidate will be evaluated with regard to: 1) The scientific excellence. 2) Teaching credentials. 3) Administrative skills.

Particular weight will be given to scientific excellence. Emphasis will, in addition, be placed on the candidates’ personal suitability and the candidates’ potential to become eligible for a Senior Lecturer position within the time frame of the associate senior lecturer position.

Company Description

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

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  • Sector: Academia
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  • Position: Professor
  • Type: Contract