Lund University, Department of Translational Medicine

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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 research group, led by Professor Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman, focuses on disorders of the reproductive system of women and men. More information can be found here. The employment is located to Lund University, CRC, Malmö.

We are looking for a 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.

Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us.

Work duties 
Globally, approximately 250 000 hormone stimulations of women undergoing in vitro fertilization or egg donation are annually performed. About 70% of these trials fail, and in some cases so called hyperstimulation happens, which can be a serious condition. The aim of the project is to investigate factors that are regulating the hormone response, to increase the precision and diminish the side effects of the treatments.

The project includes keeping up to date with the state-of-the-art in the research field, working with clinical patient materials, perform genotyping, gene expression analyses, ELISA, cell culturing, FACS, statistical calculations e t c. The student will work with both national and international collaborators and is expected to attend relevant meetings and congresses.  The student may also be engaged in supervision of bachelor and master students.


Requirements for the position are:

  • a degree at advanced level (master's or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as medicine, biomedicine, or molecular biology
  • proficiency, previous practical laboratory work
  • ability to express oneself orally and in writing in both Swedish and English at a high level

Meritorious for employment is:

  • theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human genetics, endocrinology, or related subjects such as reproductive medicine

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 as well as to work independently, ability to express oneself in speech and writing, organize and plan, as well as personal qualities such as commitment and motivation 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 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2632
  • Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman, +4640391103
  • Adina Olnert, +4640391904
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 23.Aug.2023
Last application date 14.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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