Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

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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
At the research group for Developmental Immunology, research is conducted in humoral immunity. We are studying how early immune exposure shapes B cell memory and antibody production in the long term. The group is led by Senior Lecturer Joan Yuan and consists of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff. The business is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund, Division of Molecular Hematology. Here you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we maintain a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other. We care for a workplace that is experienced as developing and stimulating for all employees. We constantly work to create conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees.

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. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties 
As an Associate Researcher, you are responsible for working with studies regarding the role neonatal B cells play in the creation of lifelong humoral immunity. The Associate Researcher must be an experienced and independent researcher and is expected to run the project and coordinate collaboration both inside and outside the lab.

Your duties mainly include:

  • Infection experiments with rotavirus in mouse models
  • Multi-color flow cytometry, analysis and sorting
  • Breeding and maintenance of several genetically modified strains
  • Writing manuscripts
  • Regular presentation of the project locally and internationally
  • Supervision of new members in the lab
  • Method development (immunization strategies, antibody measurements)
  • Help with ordering reagents

Requirements for employment are:

  • PhD in Medicine or likewise with focus on intestinal immunology and B-cell
  • Postdoctoral experience in intestinal immunology and B-cell immunology
  • Experience in flow cytometry FELASA certificate
  • Several years of experience in performing viral infection experiments in neonatal mouse models (in vivo)

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience of supervising master's students
  • Experience with rotavirus infections in neonatal mice
  • Experience using the Cytek Aurora spectral analyzer

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The duties require that you can run the project independently and work well in a group.

Further information
The employment is a permanent, fulltime position (100%) starting September 1st, 2024, or according to agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may be applied.

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a CV with a list of publications, a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position, and a copy of the PhD diploma and other documents you wish to highlight.

The university applies individual salary setting. Please state salary claims in your application.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 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 PA2024/1871
  • Joan Yuan, Recruiting Manager, +46462220430
  • Emelie Falck, HR Partner, 046-2221549
Published 03.Jun.2024
Last application date 16.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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