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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 Neurophysiology research group at the Department of Experimental Medical Science within the Faculty of Medicine , located at BMC, B10, is currently conducting research within neurology with a focus on reprogramming techniques to generate new neurons in the mouse brain and in vitro. The group was established in 2019 by Dr Daniella Rylander Ottosson and currently consists of 6 researchers. The group works closely with two strategic infrastructures within the Medical Faculty, namely MultiPark and Lund Stem Cell Centre. The lab is located at the Biomedical Centre in Lund. We are now looking for a biomedical researcher with experience in cell culture to support the project. As a workplace, we ensure a good and safe work environment with respect and consideration for each other. We constantly strive to create conditions for job satisfaction, development, and participation for all employees.

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. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and responsibilities

We are looking for a driven project assistant to work on an exciting research project exploring how human cells can be reprogrammed into neuronal cells. More specific the project will explore the use of small molecule combinations to optimize in-house neuronal cell culture protocols for reprogramming into specific neuronal cells, i.e. interneurons.

The position involves working with cell culture, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and other molecular techniques combined with electrophysiological measurements to compare the effects of different factors and small molecules on differentiated neural cells. In addition, the project assistant is expected to carry out analyzes and report writing in collaboration with other researchers in the group. Moreover, the project assistant is expected to take part in laboratory activities such as lab meetings to present data, journal clubs and university seminars and workshops.


The requirements for the position are:

- You have a Master in Biomedicine, Neurobiology, Molecular/Cell Biology, or a related subject

- You have at least one year of hands-on laboratory experience, particularly in cell culture

- You are knowledgeable and experienced in immunohistochemistry, RNA extraction, qPCR and other molecular techniques

- You have experience from working in an international environment preferably in neurobiology

- You have excellent communication skills in English (oral and written)

- You have strong organisational and teamwork skills

- Experience in working in a international research environment.

- We will place a great emphasis on personal qualities.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

- We welcome knowledge about neurobiology and neurodevelopmental/neuropsychiatric disorders

- We appreciate knowledge about patch-clamp electrophysiology is highly valued

- We welcome some publication experience

Further information

The position is for 6 months full-time with the desired starting date on 01-01-2023 or as agreed.

Selected applicants will be invited for a formal interview at the end of November 2022

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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-09
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3512
  • Herbert Floria, 046-2220696
  • Daniella Rylander Ottosson, +46462220559
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 07.Nov.2022
Last application date 28.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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