Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medical Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

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

Our research focuses on the role of extracellular singling in cell fate decisions during development and disease. The group, led by Dr. Sandeep Gopal, is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. The research group is part of Lund's Stem cell Center and the Department of Experimental Medical Science. We are looking for a PhD student who has an interest in breast cancer, stem cells, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The goal of the project is to elucidate how inorganic element from the tumour microenvironment controls EMT during breast cancer progression. 

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

The project focuses on the role of extracellular regulators in epithelial-mesenchymal transition in mammary epithelial cells. The duties of the applicant include planning and performing the experiments in the lab. The PhD student will have to collect data and participate in discussions with members of the lab. The project will involve learning novel biochemical, genetic, and gene modification tools.  


Requirements for employment are:

  • An MSc in biomedicine or similar, or equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Previous experience in research labs during degree projects
  • Proven ability in thesis writing
  • Good understanding of cell-molecular biology and a strong interest in cancer research

 Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Expertise Immunocytochemistry and microscopy techniques
  • Experience in extracellular matrix biology
  • Knowledge in R software

Further information

The employment is for a period of 4 years with a scope of 100% starting the 1th of April 2023 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 and any other document to which you would like to draw attention.

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
Fixed term, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

About the Medical Faculty

Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 230401
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/295
  • Sandeep Gopal, 046-2220000
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 02.Feb.2023
Last application date 01.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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