Postdoc positions in Cancer research, in Sweden - CanFaster programme (MSCA)

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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, in Sweden, 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. 

The programme gives 15 early stage researchers / PhD students and 15 experienced researcher/Postdocs the appropriate training, experience, and guidance to combine research with efforts to create innovations within cancer. A rich and comprehensive training program is offered in combination with secondments in the non-academic sector, such as clinic or industry. The program promotes a novel type of academic training focused on the triple helix perspective where academia, health care and industry work together. 

The researchers - to be trained in an academic as well as non-academic settings - will become true innovators, enforced with a broad set of scientific, transferable, and business skills. 

Ongoing and future calls for Postdoc program selecting 15 excellent Postdoc fellows

Call 3, eight positions: Announcement of call mid-February 2021 until mid-April 2021. Evaluation during May-June 2021. First possible date of employment September first, 2021:


1: Check that you fulfill EU eligibility criteria:

a) Doctoral degree or, you have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience (experienced researchers per the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions definition). Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would allow them to pursue a PhD. 

b) Your Ph.D. title is no older than from 2018; exceptions may apply (paternity leave, sick leave, etc.)

c) Mobility: 0 - 12 months of residency in Sweden during the last three years counted from the closure of the call.

d) Specific criteria: 1-5 key requirements specific for each of the positions.

2. Verify that your research interest is covered by one of the proposed research areas

3. If you are ready to go - carefully read the application guideline.

4. Apply through Lund University Varbi portal.

Deadline: mid-April 2021 (check for each position).

More information here