Department of Experimental Medical Science

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Description of the workplace

The research group conducts research on how the brain develops, stem cell differentiation, cellular reprogramming and new methods to repair the brain with focus on Parkinson’s Disease. For several years, this research area has been at the forefront of regenerative neurobiology and we develop new cell-based therapies based on stem cells and reprogramming. The group is led by Professor Malin Parmar and consists of both research and technical staff. The group is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Read more about our exciting research: Here

We offer

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

As a PhD student in stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease in our research group, you are responsible for designing and producing data, analyzing the results and reporting on scientific projects (in writing and orally) - in collaboration with the research group leader and members of the group. Your duties mainly include cell culture, differentiation, studies of PSCs (pluripotent stem cells), transcriptomics as well as pre-clinical validation in relevant disease models. Furthermore, you will be involved in driving the development of patient specific treatments for Parkinson’s  Disease, which also includes administrative work and collaboration with other disciplines and industry partners. You will use cell and molecular biology, flow cytometry, histology, microscopy, stereotactic surgery and behavioral assessments. The project also includes analysis of single cell and bulk RNA sequencing data. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant, such as involvement in other projects in the research group, administration, conference travel, presentations of research and supervision of students. As a PhD student with focus on iPS cell therapies, you will be involved in building, working and developing this field in Sweden.


Requirements for employment are:

  • Completed undergraduate studies in stem cell biology, neurobiology, molecular biology or equivalent
  • Documented experience in culture and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
  • Experience with methods such as molecular biology, flow cytometry, immunostaining and microscopy
  • Experience with animal research
  • Scientific skills to plan and analyze experiments
  • Skills to function well in collaborative projects both within the group and with other research groups as well as with other disciplines
  • Documented experience of presenting research in speech and writing
  • You are structured, though and you have a positve attitude and a drive to succeed. You also have a great interest in regenerative medicine and the development of cell therapies.

    Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Translational work
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Bioinformatics
  • Experience in working in industry and/or biotech
  • International experience
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations

Further information
Employment is for a period of 4 years with a scope of 100%  starting the 1th of Juny 2022 or by agreement.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

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.

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

About the Medical Faculty


Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 220601
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/1249
  • Malin Parmar, +46462220620
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 07.Apr.2022
Last application date 28.Apr.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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