Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
The Department of Clinical Sciences Lund is one of six departments at the Faculty of Medicine. Clinical Sciences Lund cooperates closely with Skåne University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine in order to optimize the conditions for preclinical and clinical translational research, research strategies and development, as well as education on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Our Laboratory of Stem Cells and Restorative Neurology – We are located at BMC B10 and belong to Lund Stem Cell Center. By linking together basic and clinical research, we aim to clarify cellular mechanisms of regeneration following stroke-induced damage to the brain and develop new therapeutic strategies to restore impaired function by transplantation of stem cells or reprogrammed cells and optimization of endogenous repair mechanisms.
In this group, we aim for a good working environment with respect and concern in our relationship with others. We continuously work at creating possibilities for work satisfaction, development and
participation for all coworkers.
We now seek a PhD candidate for a time-limited employment of 4 years according to HF 5 kap 7§ with the proposed starting date of 2021-11-01.
The work will include generation of different cell lines from human iPSCs and their reprogramming to cortical neurons and oligodendrocytes. These cells will then be transplanted in rodent models of stroke. The project involves cell culture work and animal experiments.
Requirements for the position:
- Master degree in molecular and cell biology, neuroscience or closely related disciplines
- basic knowledge and interest in stem cell biology, cell reprogramming, brain inflammation, cellular genetics and restorative/regenerative neurology.
- excellent communication and organization skills
- fluent in spoken and written English
- excellent writing and presentation skills
Much emphasis will be placed on personal qualifications that include good capacities for independent
work, analytical abilities and methods of moving the projects forward. Furthermore, the candidate must have good communicative skills, be thorough and careful in his/her work, have good skills in developing and conduct research of very high quality and show a high degree of scientific curiosity.
Of value for the position-show flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
Of value for the position:
- Previous experience in molecular and cell biology, neuroimmunology, immunocytochemistry, cell culture techniques and animal behavior is favorable.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).