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The most important part of any organisation are its people. We are now looking for a number of enthusiastic employees for the centre’s start-up. Are you one of them? The Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities will finance part-time salaries.

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You have a genuine interest in medical humanities. You are willing to work on starting a knowledge centre, where collaboration across disciplinary boundaries is crucial. Perhaps you can already imagine your skills flourishing in an environment you have good opportunities to influence?

We are looking for research and teaching staff with various profiles, from various disciplines and with varied experience. Read about the person specifications we are currently looking for and submit an expression of interest.

Letter of inquiry and person specifications (PDF, 264 kB, new window) 

The basic requirements:

  • You are a PhD holder
  • You match one of the person specifications (see above)
  • You are employed at Lund University or within Region Skåne
  • You are able to work part time (20 per cent) for the centre during 2022, and preferably also during 2022. The centre finances the part-time salary.
  • You are proficient in both written and oral English and Swedish 

Main work duties:

  • Development of activities at the centre 
  • Interdisciplinary research and/or development of education
  • External engagement with wider society 
  • Intelligence-gathering within and outside academia 
  • Networking within the University and with other higher education institutions
  • Participation in applications for external funding 

Why are we recruiting like this?

We think that the set-up stage of a new knowledge centre should be characterised by curiosity, creativity and work across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The activities are to be shaped by a committed team of part-time staff within the Birgit Rausing Centre for Medical Humanities.

At the same time, the opportunity for continued research and education at another department is encouraged. Thanks to the breadth of expertise to be gathered at the centre, medical humanities can develop locally, but also at the national and international levels.

In future, we will also advertise vacancies for more extensive positions at the centre. All vacancies will be announced on the university's website at and in English on