Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
The Regenerative Immunology laboratory at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine conducts research into the role of the immune system in regeneration. The research team is led by Associate Senior Lecturer Nicholas Leigh. The lab is a friendly environment composed of students, postdocs, and technical staff. The lab’s overarching goal is to understand the factors that allow for highly regenerative species to perform remarkable acts of regeneration (e.g. limb regeneration). Please read more about our research here: 
Regenerative Immunology | Lund Stem Cell Center

During our scientific endeavors, we strive for an environment of collaboration, open communication, and trust, which welcomes diversity and respects differences of opinion. As a workplace, we safeguard a positive work environment with respect and consideration in our relations with one another. We are now looking for a PhD student to join the team.

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
The education at postgraduate level is intended to lead to a doctoral degree in biomedical science, specializing in regenerative biology. The doctoral project is based on understanding how the immune system contributes to regeneration. The generation of various salamander strains will allow for uncovering of roles of individual immune cells in regeneration.

With input from the supervisors, the doctoral student will work to plan and execute studies, collect and manage data, contribute to lab duties, and disseminate research results in the form of oral presentations and written scientific articles. The doctoral student’s project will be presented in the form of a doctoral dissertation. The doctoral student must complete the required doctoral courses, participate in seminars and other relevant educational activities and become well versed in literature relevant to the research area. There is the opportunity for travel to conferences and for collaborations. All work will be performed in English.
The doctoral student is expected to actively lead a project and to participate in activities within the University. The student may also work on other tasks.

The requirements for the position are:

  • A MSc degree in one of the following subjects: biomedicine, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or an adjacent field
  •  Experience of working with animal models
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9
  • The ability to conduct independent research at an intermediate level
  •  Very good knowledge of spoken/written and English
  • Good analytical ability, drive and a good ability to collaborate

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  •  Experience of working with salamanders
  •  Previous experience of research in similar projects
  • Experience with generation of transgenic animal lines

Research expertise is a foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their research profile, experience, and knowledge. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. You must have great communication and collaboration skills. You must also have the commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment.

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.
Read more about "Admission to our PhD programme"

Basis of Assessment
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.  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.

Further information
Employment is a full-time, Temporary employment of 4 years, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance-HF 5 kap 7§ in Sweden.
Starting date, October 1st or according to agreement.

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV, a general description of previous research work, a copy of your degree and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.



Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 2022-10-01 or accordning to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2768
  • Nicholas Leigh, Recruiting Manager, +4673-4818867,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000
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 19.Aug.2022
Last application date 18.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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