Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept 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
Professor Jonas Larsson leads the Stem Cell Regulators research group at the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy at the Faculty of Medicine. At the division, research is conducted in hematopoiesis, blood stem cells and cell/gene therapy for blood diseases. The research group consists of both research trainees and technical staff. The laboratory is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Here, you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we aim to create a creative and stimulating work environment to promote new ideas and independent thinking.

We are now looking for a driven PhD student who will work on the PhD project "Deciphering mechanisms regulating renewal and differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells" and be involved in the group's other research projects. 

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
In addition to following the study plan for the doctoral education, as well as participating in relevant courses for the education, the following tasks are also included:

  • To run projects in the research group on the regulation and control of hematopoietic stem cells (both murine and human blood stem cells are used for this purpose)
  • To work with cell and molecular biology techniques as well as handling and cultivation of primary cells
  • Maintain a lab book and similar administrative tasks
  • Compiling and interpreting results, some bioinformatics included
  • To write scientific articles for publication

The doctoral student must actively participate in seminars and other important meetings and present the project at meetings in accordance with the study plan. Work with animal models is included.

The doctoral student has further responsibility to:

  • Seek contact with the colleagues who best support a discussion about the results
  • Find avenues for career support
  • Formulate, develop and optimize the ways of communication with supervisors and colleagues that best promote the doctoral student's working methods and aspects

The requirements for the position are: 

  • Degree in relevant education (240 credits or more) or equivalent foreign degree
  • Experience of working with cell and molecular biology techniques as well as handling and cultivation of primary hematopoietic cells.
  • Experience working with CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing
  • Very good knowledge of English, both in writing and speaking
  • Very good reading and writing comprehension

Merits for the employment are:

  • Experience from research work abroad

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.
The employment is a full term position with the desired start date of May 1st, 2023, 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 May 1st, 2023, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1099
  • Jonas Larsson, Recruiting Manager, +46462220580
  • Emelie Falck, Human Resource Coordinator, 046-2221549
Published 03.Apr.2023
Last application date 23.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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