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 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
The Cell Reprogramming in Hematopoiesis and Immunity research group at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine studies how hematopoietic cell fate is specified, maintained, and eventually modified or reversed. Inspired from the fields of stem cell biology, immunology, and cancer we use an interdisciplinary approach to mechanistically understand hematopoietic and immune cell identities and translate our findings into novel gene and cell therapies. Read more on our website about our researchwork.
Our group is now recruiting a full-time PhD student that will work in the project of Multiplexed combined chromatin and barcoded TF (COHORT)-seq to Establish B-cell Reprogramming for Cancer Immunity. The group focuses on cell reprogramming, hematopoiesis, and the development of cell and gene immunotherapeutic strategies. 

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 areas of responsibility
The PhD student in this project will 1) establish a novel multiplexed screening tool, COHORT-seq,  2) to identify transcription factor and chromatin regulator combinations to induce B-cells from mouse and human fibroblasts. 3) The student will then use the induced B-cells to explore the roles of humoral immunity in tertiary lymphoid structures in tumor models in vivo.

The requirements for the position are: 

  • - A MSc degree in Biochemistry, biomedicine or similar.
  • - Knowledge on molecular cloning techniques.
  • - Knowledge on lentiviral particle generation.
  • - The ability to work independently in the laboratory.
  • - The ability to communicate well with co-workers and to collaborate with other scientists.
  • - Fluency in English. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The assignments require that you have the ability to work independently as well as the ability to work well with others in the research group and researchers outside the subject area.

Merits for the employment are:

  • Good knowledge of the cellular reprogramming or cancer immunotherapy fields
  • Experience in animal handling

Research expertise is the foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their research profile, experience and knowledge.

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.

Assessment basis
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
Temporary employment of four years, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance-
HF 5 kap 7§ in Sweden.
Employment is on fulltime and start date for the employment is 2023-05-01 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 copy of your degree certification 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 2023-05-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/954
  • Filipe Pereira, Recruiting Manager, +46462224919,
  • Adam Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 23.Mar.2023
Last application date 13.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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