Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

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 PhD position is placed at the Cardiovascular Research – cellular metabolism and inflammation with labs at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), a dynamic and inspiring research environment on the Skåne University Hospital Malmö Campus. The research group collaborates closely with scientists and research groups in experimental and clinical cardiovascular research and diabetes research. Find out more about our research here.

We are looking for a curious, goal-oriented, organized, and dedicated individual who wants to train to become a research scientist. The applicant should have a scientifically, medically, or biomedically oriented university education.

We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.

We offer

Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure.

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Work duties

Given the strong interdependence between cellular metabolism and immunological effector functions, our research is focused on increasing our understanding of how these processes impact atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The ultimate purpose of our research is to find targets and means to manipulate the metabolism of immune cells to alleviate the detrimental effects caused by metabolic and immune system dysfunctions on cardiovascular health.

The work duties will include, among other things, to keep up to date with the state-of-the-art in the research field, work with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, gene expression analysis, ELISA, tissue collection, cell culture, data analysis, statistical data analysis in experimental studies and large clinical patient materials. The PhD student will also work with international partners and is expected to participate in international meetings and conferences. The PhD student may also participate in some teaching at the bachelor’s and master’s level.


The applicant must have a degree at advanced level (master's or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as medicine, biomedicine, or molecular biology.

A requirement for employment is proficiency and ability to express oneself orally and in writing in English at a high level.

Previous theoretical or practical experience and knowledge in immunology, cardiovascular disease, or related subjects is meritorious for employment.

To assess the ability of the applicant to benefit from and to assimilate the research training, academic and practical skills, and the ability of the applicant to collaborate in teamwork, as well as to work independently, express themselves in speech and writing, organize and plan, as well as personal qualities such as curiosity, commitment, motivation, focus, drive, scientific principles, and values will be considered.

Basic eligibility for education at postgraduate level is for those who have completed a degree at advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Basis for assessment     
Regulations for employment as a doctoral student can be found in regulation SFS 1998:80. Only those who have been admitted to education at research level may be appointed as holders. When appointing, attention must be paid primarily to the degree of the ability to assimilate the postgraduate education. In addition to the obligation to engage in their own postgraduate education, the holder may be required to perform duties related to education, research and administrative work according to special provisions in the regulation.

Terms of employment
The employment is limited to four years according to HF chapter 5 § 7 and is full-time. Start date is 2023-10-01 or as agreed. 

How to apply
The position is sought via the university’s recruitment system. Applications must include a personal motivation letter, in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV, contact information of two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation and list of publications).

Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 2023-10-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2282
  • Herbert Floria, 046-2220696
  • Harry Björkbacka, +4640391205
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 19.Jun.2023
Last application date 01.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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