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
The Research Group
Associate senior lecturer Nicholas Leigh leads the research group Regenerative
Immunology at the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy. Our
overarching goal is to understand the factors that allow for highly
regenerative species to perform remarkable acts of regeneration (e.g. limb
regeneration). We are particularly focused on how the immune system promotes
and allow for regeneration in salamanders. Please read more about our research
During our scientific endeavors, we strive for an environment of
collaboration, open communication, and trust, which welcomes diversity and
respects differences of opinion. This approach will allow us to discover new
ways of thinking and behaving, which lead to innovation and scientific
We are now looking for a laboratory assistant to proceed with the ongoing
projects in the laboratory and to care for our new salamanders. The position
is a full time position time limited to 1 year starting October 1, 2021, or
according to agreement.
Work duties and area of expertise
As our laboratory assistant, you will help with the research in the ongoing
the research projects in the group. You will take care of and manage our new
salamander facility, which entails rearing and caring for various salamander
species, monitoring water quality, cleaning tanks, and general management of
our salamander colony. This position also entails generating transgenic
salamander lines, including microinjections and the downstream genotyping. In
addition, the tasks involve collaboration with industry and the wider society.
Administration related to the tasks listed above as well as other common tasks
in the laboratory will occur.
The position requires:
BS within a relevant field
Very good oral and written proficiency in English
Experience in breeding, rearing, and caring for salamanders
Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 and generation of transgenic animals
Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. You must have great
communication skills and collaboration skills. You must also have the
commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment.
The following are merits for the position:
Previous work with aquatic species
Management of animal colonies
Instructions for your application
The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the
desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.
Lifting of packages up to 30kg may occur.
The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your salary
claim in your application.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 1, 2021, or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/2868
Nicholas Leigh, 046-2220000
Emelie Falck, 046-2220000
Last application date 26.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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