Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department 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 Developmental Hematopoiesis research team at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine currently conducts research in Molecular Hematology, with a specific focus on hematopoietic stem cell biology and leukemogenesis.
The research team works with a major emphasis on age-associated aspects of both normal and malignant (leukemic) hematopoiesis. You can read more on our research on our website. The research team is led by Professor David Bryder and includes a further 4-7 members at many different career stages (Masters students, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows). We are now looking for a driven and experienced researcher (associate researcher) in cell and/or molecular biology to contribute expertise to our projects. As a workplace, we safeguard a positive work environment with respect and consideration in our relations with one another.

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 research assignment consists in you conducting experimental work to study hematopoiesis and hematopoietic stem cell function using mouse models, under the leadership of the project manager. The analyses include the use of necessary methodology, including but not restricted to advanced cell culture systems of primary cells, work with viral vectors and genome-editing techniques, flow cytometric analysis and cell sorting and various gene expression analysis platforms. The work duties also comprise project planning (including management of necessary reagents to be used in the project), reporting (both
orally and written for scientific journals and grant proposals), attendance at seminars and supervision of students.

The requirements for the position are:
• A doctoral degree in a relevant scientific discipline (medicine, biology or equivalent) 
• Experience of research on hematopoiesis using mouse models
• Experience from cell culture work and gene manipulation of primary hematopoietic cells
• An ability to conduct independent research at an advanced/international level
• Very good knowledge of English
• Good analytical ability, drive and a good ability to collaborate

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience of molecular biology and associated analytics, and in particular analysis of high throughput sequencing based data
  • Previous experience from research in similar projects

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

Further information
The employment is for a permanent full time employment (100%), to start 2023-09-01 or according to agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may be applied.

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 with a list of publications, a general description of
previous research work, a copy of your doctoral 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 Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-09-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly Salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1541
  • David Bryder, Recruiting Manager, +46462223951,
  • Adam Niekrasz, HR- 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 08.May.2023
Last application date 29.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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