Lund University, Fac of Med, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

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.

The position aims to characterize and compare the protein composition, with respect to a specific post-translational modification, of blood stem cells from fetus and adult as well as how the protein composition affects the cells’ functionally, among other things the sensitivity to development of blood cancer and how the blood cancer behaves.

Work duties

The primary work duty is to use mass spectrometry-based methodology to identify and quantify S-glutahionylation, sulfenic acid-, sulfinic acid- and sulfonic acid-modifications in samples from blood stem cells. The researcher is expected to also perform work with research animals, sort blood stem cells with advanced flow cytometry, and set up and perform molecular biology and cell biology analyses in cell culture.

Qualifications

PhD within proteomics and hematology.

The applicant should have solid experience with mass spectrometry-based protemics and hemtology, including:

  • Up-to-date knowledge about, as well as practical experience with, top modern quantitative proteomic analysis of cysteine modifications.
  • Good theoretical knowledge within advanced mass spectrometry.
  • Good theoretical knowledge within hematopoiesis and leukemia.
  • Practical experience of preparing biological samples of limited material for mass spectrometry.
  • Good knowledge within bioinformatics, with emphasis on analysis of quantitative proteomics data.
  • Practical experience with work with research animals.
  • Experience with flow cytometry analysis and sorting.

Meritorious experiences and skills

PhD within blood cancer.
Experience with in vitro assays of blood stem cells.

Important personal characteristics are showing responsibility, being quality minded, structured as well as a good collaborative ability and being a good team member.

Emphasis will be held on personal suitability.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-02-08
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4149
Contact
  • Jenny Hansson, +46462220508
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 18.Dec.2018
Last application date 07.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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