Lunds Universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Biologiska institutionen

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 Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Work tasks

We are looking for a highly motivated project assistant to join David O’Carroll’s Lab. The position is part-time (50%) and limited to 1 year starting January 2020. 

The successful candidate will assist in the lab, running toxicological experiments on insects, developing and running behavioural assays to test insect visual acuity after chemical exposure. In addition the candidate will be responsible for rearing insects, ordering and maintaining lab equipment and reagents. Finally, the candidate will learn to perform electrophysiological experiments on living animals exposed to different cholinergic agonists.


Minimum requirements: Master degree in Biology with experience in insect neuroethology.

Desirable: experience in electrophysiological recordings and behavioural assays in insects.


Applicants interested in the position should apply urgently with a letter motivating their interest in the position and a complete CV including the name of two referees. Contact Dr Elisa Rigosi ( for more information.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Part-time position (50%) for 1 year starting from January 2020
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/4092
  • Elisa Rigosi, researcher,
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 17.Dec.2019
Last application date 12.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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