Lund University, 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 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 Cognitive Disease Research Group is a multidisciplinary group consisting of preclinical and clinical researchers whose goal is to define and understand the biological processes implicated in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases affecting cognition. We work translationally, where studies on samples from patients and animal models as well as cell culture experiments are included. Our long-term goal is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking. More information about the research group can be found here. The research group is headed by Docent Malin Wennström.

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 are now looking for a PhD student for our project "Exploring the role for TDP-43 in retina and brain vessel pathology linked to Alzheimer's disease". The PhD student will conduct research at the Wallenberg Lab in Malmö under the direction of Malin Wennström. The scope of the position is full-time with entry in January 2022 or as agreed.

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
The PhD student's main task is to carry out her/his research studies, which includes participation in research projects and compulsory courses. The tasks will include analysis of human tissue, cerebrospinal fluid and plasma samples, proteomic data and cell culture studies. Other tasks within the research group may also be relevant.


Requirements for the position are:

  • Master's degree in neurobiology or in another relevant subject
  • Experience with protein assays and immunostainings
  • Experience working with cell cultures
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The job requires you to be communicative, accurate, curious, and committed to the subject. We would like to see that you have an interest in writing.

Meritorious for the position are:

  • Knowledge of dementia diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease
  • Knowledge of the retina and the brain structure
  • Knowledge in Bioinformatics

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 2024-01-01 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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2748
  • Malin Wennström, +46733720912
  • 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 04.Sep.2023
Last application date 26.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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