Institutionen för experimentell medicinsk vetenskap

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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.

Work duties

This project will lead to a doctoral degree (PhD) in biomedicine with focus on inflammatory mechanisms in airway diseases. An overall goal is to find new mechanisms regarding mast cell-epithelial interactions in asthma and COPD. The methods used concerns general cell biology techniques, establishment of primary cell cultures and co-culture models from patients with respiratory diseases. Parts of the project contains setting upnovel live-cell imaging systems.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

In order to be admitted to postgraduate education, the student must meet the requirements for both basic and special competence. In addition, it is required that the applicant is deemed to have other skills necessary to perform the proposed training. Preparatory doctorate course Human Biology (VMFX51) may become necessary.

Basic requirements

Basic requirements for postgraduate education are a student who has:

- Graduated at advanced level.

- Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher

advanced level education,

- Or acquired in any other way within or outside the country substantially equivalent knowledge.

Particularly meritorious

- Especially qualified for the position leading to a doctorate is if the applicant has a good experience

isolation and culture of primary cells and viral infections.

- Practical experience with RNA isolation, qPCR and other molecular biology techniques is desirable.

- Knowledge and good theoretical knowledge of immunology / allergy, respiratory diseases and its

pharmacological treatment is also a major asset to the project.

- Experience in work in the pharmaceutical industry or life science is particularly meritorious.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2018-09-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1856
  • Cecilia Andersson, Biträdande universitetslektor , +46 46 222 77 38
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 25.May.2018
Last application date 14.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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