Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Laboratory Medicine, 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 Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund
University's Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and
specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of
disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of
our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and
Associate Professor Isabella Artner leads the research group Endocrine Cell
Differentiation and Function at the Stem Cell Center at the Faculty of
Medicine. Our research group investigates on how endocrine cells develop in
the pancreas. For this, we use cell biology and transcriptomic approaches. The
group comprises 4 individuals with diverse background (experimental,
computational). We collaborate with multiple groups in Sweden and
Within the research group, we cherish an activity that aims to create a
creative and stimulating work environment to promote new ideas and independent
We are hereby looking for and driven doctoral student who will work in the
doctoral project "Transcriptional regulation of embryonic alpha cell
differentiation". The employment is limited to 4 years on a full-time basis
with the desired date of entry on 1 October 2021 or by agreement.
Requirements and work tasks
We are searching for a Ph.D. student interested in cell and developmental
biology, with a focus on alpha and beta cell formation and diabetes.
Specifically, the project aims to identify and study genes important to alpha
cell formation and function, and link these to genetic data on pancreatic
islet function and diabetes.
In addition to following the doctoral program, as well as participating in
relevant courses for the education, the position also includes the following
Establishing and differentiating iPS cell lines
Generating and analyzing transcriptomics data
Maintaining a lab book and similar administrative tasks
Compiling and interpreting results, certain bioinformatics included
Writing scientific articles for publication
The doctoral student must actively participate in seminars and other important
meetings and present the project at meetings in accordance with the study
plan. The doctoral student has his or her own responsibility to:
Seek contact with the colleagues who best support a discussion about the
Find ways for career support
Formulate, develop and optimize the ways for communication with
supervisors and colleagues that best promote the doctoral student's work
methods and qualifications
MSc in cell or developmental biology, or equivalent
Good laboratory skills, including handling of mice, dissection and
histology of mouse and human endodermal tissue and working with cell lines
Very good knowledge of English, both oral and written
Very good writing and reading comprehension
Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The successful applicant
is driven, curious and responsible. It is required that you have a good
communicative ability and are good at collaborating. In addition, the tasks
require that you are organized and have the ability to prioritize your tasks.
Education in molecular biology, biochemistry or practical experience in
Basic knowledge in bioinformatics
Education and experience in working with mouse models
Good knowledge of developing and adult pancreas morphology
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have
completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240
credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have
acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.
The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of
Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may
be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral
studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies
shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to
their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to
work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with
specific regulations in the ordinance.
Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 1 October or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/2822
Isabella Artner, +46 46 222 38 29
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 19.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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