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Mission CanFaster




"Educate tomorrow’s cancer researchers in a broad set of scientific, transferrable, and business  skills to become entrepreneurs”


The CanFaster program, supported by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofound programme, which is part of the Horizon 2020 framework and based on the "Mobility across borders" philosophy. 

The CanFaster program 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. 

The program gives 16 early stage researcher/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 academica, 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. 

During 2018-2019 16 PhD fellows have been recruited. 


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

Call 1, five positions: Announcement of call mid October 2019, application deadline 7th of January 2020. Evaluation during January-March 2020. First possible date of employment May first. 

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

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


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