Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medical Science

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.


The Lundgaard lab is looking for a PhD student to study myelin clearance after focal and inflammatory demyelination.

This project will use electron microscopy and MRI of rodents to measure demyelination and remyelination in rodents. Different drug and surgical manipulations will be applied and remyelination will be compared in treated and vehicle/sham surgery groups. Immunohistochemistry and 3D reconstruction of cells will be used to study the morphology of the remyelinating cells

The lab has funding for a 4 year PhD position.


  • Science Master’s Degree in neuroscience or neurobiology
  • Experience with animal work is required
  • Stereotaxic surgery and knowledge of demyelination models is necessary
  • 3D reconstruction of cells required
  • Excellent writing skills are necessary
  • International experience is valued

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§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 180701
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/577
  • Iben Lundgaard, 046-2220000
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 20.Feb.2018
Last application date 13.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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