Laboratory Assistant in Regenerative Immunology

Lund University

Sweden

September 26, 2021

Description

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 blood.

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 here.

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 success.

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.

Qualifications

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.

    Other

    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 decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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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 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2021/2868 Contact

  • Nicholas Leigh, 046-2220000
  • Emelie Falck, 046-2220000
  • Published 13.Sep.2021 Last application date 26.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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