Lund university, Faculty of medicine, Dept. clinical 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.

Post doc - Molecular biologist at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, Malmö

The Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Unit runs several major national and international projects focused on understanding the role of genomic and lifestyle factors in complex metabolic diseases like diabetes, obesity and CVD. The Unit currently hosts several doctoral students, post-docs and junior faculty. The Unit has led major projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, European Research Council and Innovative Medicines Initiative, several of which are ongoing. We are currently seeking to recruit a talented molecular biologist.

The successful applicant will be expected to work the vast majority of her/his time at the Unit’s workspace at the CRC, Malmö. Occasional international travel for training and collaboration meetings will be necessary.



The successful applicant will have a strong background in molecular biology, with specific expertise in the following:

  •  a PhD in molecular biology with 2-years relevant post-graduate experience
  • culture of cells and clonal selection
  • establishing basic functional assays
  • recombinant technology including cloning, sequencing of DNA and mutational approaches  
  • plasmid handling, well experienced in cloning and transfection procedures (ideally lenti-virus based transfections as well)
  • basic bioinformatic skills such as mapping of genes and regulatory elements, splicing signals and determining SNP identities
  • a firm understanding of the omics cascade (genetics, epigenetics, mRNA, proteomics)

The successful applicant will also be:

  •  fastidious in their work, with a keen eye for detail
  • meticulous with regard to lab safety
  • highly motivated to establish new techniques
  • comfortable working more or less independently, yet communicating well with the team leaders
  • knowledgeable of gene editing techniques (ideally in CRISPR Cas9)
  • willing to train and mentor junior lab members

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.


 Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Umowa o pracę na czas określony dłuższy niż 6 miesięcy
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/380
  • Prof. Paul Franks, Head of Unit, +4640391149
Published 09.Feb.2018
Last application date 08.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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