Coordinator at SciLifeLab Lund

Lund University

Application deadline

February 29, 2024

Coordinator at SciLifeLab Lund

Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

SciLifeLab ( is one of Sweden’s leading research infrastructures (RI), assigned by the Swedish government to provide scientists and other key stakeholders across the country with cutting-edge technology and expertise in molecular life sciences. SciLifeLab’s vision is to enable groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research that would otherwise not be possible to conduct in Sweden, and to promote research that can lead to societal impact. To further increase the visibility of, and strengthen SciLifeLab nationally, its board decided in 2021 to establish sites at four universities outside the host universities in Mälardalen, one of which is located in Lund. SciLifeLab Lund is comprised of a consortium of nine advanced research infrastructures, with a broad spectrum of focuses that include genomics, proteomics, imaging, structural biology, pharmacological development, and bioinformatics. The site is led by a Director and operates as a synergistic hub, facilitating collaboration among the encompassed research infrastructures, both internally and with key stakeholders across the country.
We are now looking for a driven and team-oriented coordinator who wants to work in a key role to promote the further advancement of SciLifeLab, both locally and nationally.

What we offer

Lund University is a state authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. Read more on the university’s website about being employed by us Work with us

Work duties and responsibilities

In the role as coordinator, you will get the opportunity to work in a versatile role to accelerate the further developments of the SciLifeLab Lund site. You will work in close collaboration with the site director, the site coordinator and a data science coordinator, who is currently being recruited. Locally, you will also collaborate with the leaders and staff from the various RIs, to understand and to promote opportunities for internal development as well as for improved research support. Nationally, you will interact with a variety of stakeholders at all SciLifeLab sites in Sweden, e.g. representing the technology platforms, the national data centre, the operations office, the training hub, the data-driven life science (DDLS) research program and the cross-platform capabilities (focusing on Precision Medicine, Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness, and Planetary Biology). Through these, you will contribute to the further advancement of highly aligned and well-informed SciLifeLab sites across Sweden.

Examples of tasks that will be included in the role:

  • Planning and organization of meetings and outreach activities with various stakeholders, e.g. local and national research infrastructures, researchers, students, as well as representatives of healthcare and industry.
  • Identify and address opportunities for improved coordination, or joint development, between research infrastructures within SciLifeLab Lund.
  • Contribute to enhanced awareness about SciLifeLab, through various communication channels, e.g. websites, social media, newsletters.
  • Various administrative tasks, e.g. assist in preparing applications, reports and presentations, planning of management and steering group meetings etc.


Requirements for the position are:

  • Adequate university degree (e.g. degree of MSc, 60 credits or equivalent in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and strong drive as well as ability to take initiative

Additional merits for the position are:

  • Doctoral degree in an adequate field (e.g. in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
  • Experience in working within a research infrastructure Experience in planning and organizing meetings
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in writing reports and applications
  • Experience in web and social media management
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in Swedish

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability .

Further information

The employment is a full-time  fixed-term employment according to SÄVA for 12 months with start date from 2024-03-01 or according to agreement.

How to apply

You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

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.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

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Last updated: 2024-02-02

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