8 Postdoctoral Fellowships available in the area of Cancer Research

8 postdoctoral positions are available as part of the CanFaster programme, supported by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND programme. The CanFaster programme aims to attract international PhD and Postdoc fellows (ER) with an interest in applied medical research in oncology and entrepreneurship to Lund University, CREATE health and Medicon Village. The program is built on collaboration between industry, healthcare and academia to strengthen and accelerate innovations and clinical implementation in oncology. The CanFaster fellows will gain an understanding of unmet needs in the clinic and learn the mind-set of entrepreneurs. 

Call 2, eight positions: Announcement of the call mid-June 2020 until the end of August 2020. Evaluation during September-November. First possible date of employment January first, 2021. 

Postdoctoral Research Areas

  1. Development of new therapies targeting innate immune checkpoints in leukemia

  2. Predictive immune biomarkers in cancer 

  3. Proteomic characterization of ovarian cancer for improved diagnostics

  4. Regulators of anti-tumor immunity 

  5. Spatial omics enables deep mining of the tumour microenvironment

  6. Targeted imaging and therapies for advanced prostate cancer 

  7. Translational cancer genomics and bioinformatics

  8. Translational oncogenomics and cancer liquid biopsies


The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Most positions offer teaching only in relation to supervision of master thesis and doctoral students. Teaching of courses and seminars may also be included, but not more than 20%. Each position includes an opportunity for a three week-training in higher education teaching and learning.

As a CanFaster fellow you will have the opportunity to perform secondments in the non-academic sector, such as clinic or industry. Team activities with other fellows within the CanFaster programme will ensure the development of a network that lasts beyond the programme and helps to boost your future career.


How to Apply?

Contact information

Programme Director: Prof. Sara Ek, Program

Coordinator: Dr. Jana Hladílková Email:


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