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 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

This project involves studies on microparticles and microparticle signaling in patients, animal material as well as in cell cultures. The student will learn to use methods like: QPCR, cell culture, FACS, methods of molecular pharmacology and standard molecular biology techniques. A central part of the project concerns the use and development of ultrasound microfluidic technology for enrichment and analysis of microparticles. As the project is interdiciplanary involving close collaboration with scientists from the faculty of Technology and clinical cardiologists, good communication skills are important. Studies will be performed on large clinical patient materials from clinical studies performed at the Dept of Cardiology.

The project examines the importance of microparticles for cardiovascular disease. We use a newly developed technology based on ultrasound trapping. This new method will be validated against traditional methods. Patient materials will be examined. In cell systems the importance of microparticles for cell signaling and receptor or miRNA transfer will be examined.

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.

Bachelor in biology, master degree biochemistry, medicine or similar.

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§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2017-06-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/1388
  • David Erlinge/avdelningschef, +46 46 17 25 97
  • Emmy Heidenblad/Personalsamordnare, +46 46 222 83 47
Union representative
  • 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,
Published 27.Apr.2017
Last application date 27.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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