Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

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Description of the workplace

The Transfusion medicine research team at the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, currently conducts research about the biology of the polymorphic molecules on the red blood cell surface, also known as blood groups, and is at the forefront of its field. At present, the research team is working on a project about the role of red blood cells in clot formation. You can read more about our projects on our website. The research team is led by Professor Martin L Olsson and includes approximately 10-15 other members over time. The group is international and comprises research, administrative and technical staff. We are now looking for a driven and experienced researcher in experimental transfusion medicine to support the project. As a workplace, we safeguard a positive work environment with respect and consideration in our relations with one another. The Principal Investigator holds regular meetings with the whole team.

What we offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We also have a flexitime agreement that provides good conditions for work/life balance.

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Work duties 
The research assignment consists of independently conducting a project where interactions of red blood cells with coagulation factors, platelets and endothelial cells in blood vessel are investigated, under the leadership of the Principal Investigator. The work mainly constitutes experimental in vitro work in the laboratory with substances of human or recombinant origin. The work duties also comprise literature review and summarizing your work in written form, including publishing articles in research journals, contribute to conferences and assist in the other work duties that the above-mentioned research project and the laboratory as a whole entails.

To qualify for the position, the applicant must have a PhD or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within a subject relevant for the position (i.e. life sciences, preferably with a focus on the topic of the project), completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Requirements for employment are:

  • Doctoral degree in the life sciences, preferably with content relevant for the project
  • Documented experience of and deep knowledge on research about platelet biology, the coagulation system and erythrocyte biology, particularly regarding biochemical methodology
  • Very good knowledge of oral and written English
  • The ability to conduct independent research at an advanced level
  • Good analytical ability, drive and a good ability to collaborate

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience of methods particularly important for a project on red cells and hemostasis, e.g. flow cytometry and protein chemistry like Western blot, ELISA etc.
  • Documented experience and good knowledge about work with extracellular vesicles
  • Previous experience of research in similar projects

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

Further information
The employment is a full time position limited to 2 years. The employment is time-limited according to the agreement, "Agreement on limited-time employment as postdoctoral researcher-2022-02-01". Start date is 2024-05-01 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 with a list of publications, a general description of previous research work, and a copy of the PhD diploma and other documents you wish to highlight.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 1st, 2024, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/988
  • Martin L Olsson, Recruiting Manager, 046-2223207
  • HR Partner ILM, 046-2220000
Published 28.Mar.2024
Last application date 14.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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