Lunds universitet Medicinska fakulteten Inst. för translationell medicin

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 prof. Anna Blom, focuses on innate immunity, especially the complement system, in health and disease. The group consist of research and technical personnel. The workplace is located at the Wallenberg Laboratory in Malmö. 

Here you can read more about our research:

Within the research group, we strive to maintain a good working environment where respect and consideration towards each other is key. Our goal is to have a workplace that is developing and stimulating for all group members, and we constantly work on creating good conditions for job satisfaction, development, and participation for all our employees. We care about both physical safety and the psychosocial work environment.

We offer
Lund University is a government agency. This means that employees receive special benefits, generous holidays, a flexible time agreement as well as a favorable occupational pension.

Duties and responsibilities
The project will be carried out within the research group led by Professor Anna Blom. The duties mainly consist of conducting research into new functions of complement proteins of relevance to inflammation. It may also include supervision of students and presentation of results at conference. In addition, other tasks within the research group may become relevant.

The employment requires:

  • PhD in life sciences or an equivalent subject. A person who holds a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a Swedish doctorate is eligible to be employed. 
  • Scientific competence and laboratory experience in the field of inflammation proven by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Very good written and verbal skills in English. 
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The applicant should be highly motivated and expected to develop a high degree of independence and contribute creatively to the project. The duties require the ability to collaborate, work independently, and the experience and skills deemed relevant to successfully complete the project. We assume that you have good communications skills and an interest in collaborating with all team members. 

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • PhD degree completed no more than three years before the application deadline. 
  • Very good knowledge of a wide set of methods, including but not limited to: cell culture of primary cells and cell lines, modification of protein expressions in cells by overexpression or downregulation using siRNA/shRNA and CRISPR-Cas 9, isolation of immune cells from blood, flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques such as cloning, DNA and RNA purification, quantitative RT-PCR, luciferase report assays, protein expression in bacteria and eukaryotic cells including purification, protein analyzes including western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, microscopy (fluorescence, confocal, proximity ligation assay). 
  • Very good knowledge of statistical analysis of experimental data. 
  • Experience of using relevant computer programs such as FlowJo, GraphPad Prism, Affinity (or equivalent) and previous use of electronic lab book for documentation of experimental data. 
  • The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. Special weight will be attached to scientific ability in the subject area. 

The employment is limited to two years and is full-time. Preliminary start date is 2024-09-01 or as agreed. The employment is time-limited according to the agreement, "Agreement on temporary employment as a postdoc", between the labor parties (Arbetsgivarverket, OFR:s, Saco-S och SEKO) daterat 2022-02-01. 

How to apply
The position is applied for via the university's recruitment system. The application must contain a personal letter with justification as to why you are interested in the employment and in what way the employment matches your qualifications. The application must also contain a CV, diploma or equivalent and other things that you wish to invoke (copies of grades, information for references, letters of recommendation, etc).


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1300
  • Sarah Quist, HR-partner, +4640391055
  • Anna Blom, rekryterande chef , +4640331520
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 17.Apr.2024
Last application date 09.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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