Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för experimentell medicinsk vetenskap

Lunds universitet grundades 1666 och rankas återkommande som ett av världens 100 främsta lärosäten. Här finns 42 000 studenter och 7 400 medarbetare i Lund, Helsingborg och Malmö. Vi förenas i vår strävan att förstå, förklara och förbättra vår värld och människors villkor.

Medicinska fakulteten är ett verksamhetsområde inom Lunds universitet, med ansvar för utbildning och forskning inom medicin, vård och hälsa. Utbildningen sker i nära samverkan med sjukvården och är väl förankrad i fakultetens starka forskningstradition. Fakultetens forskning spänner över ett brett fält inom experimentell grundforskning, patientnära klinisk forskning och hälsovetenskaplig forskning. Medicinska fakulteten, med drygt 1800 anställda och 2700 studenter i Lund, Malmö och Helsingborg, är en kunskapsintensiv mötesplats för studenter, lärare och forskare från hela världen.

Job assigment

The Glia-Immune Interactions Lab is looking for a post doc to investigate the role of the glia-lymphatic (glymphatic) system and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in neuroinflammation.

The main animal model planned for this project is the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis.

The work will involve classic EAE and adoptive transfer EAE, which is obtained when myelin-reactive T lymphocytes are introduced into naive mice. The research project is highly translational and once methods are set up and hypotheses validated in animal models the research will involve patient samples.

The work should be done independently and in collaboration with other members of the research team and international collaborators on occasion. The work will involve setting up cytokine assays, taking CSF samples from mice, performing flow sorting of cells from lymph nodes, CSF, brain and spinal cord. Assistance will be provided in terms of technical help, as needed.

The work may also involve management of transgenic mouse colonies, in vivo imaging, data analysis and statistics. The selected candidate will be given the training needed to excel in the job within the lab and collaborators at Lund University or abroad with the goal to publish high impact papers.

 Qualifications

- A Ph.D. in life science with a focus on immunology or neuroimmunology.

- Proficiency in characterization and purification of lymphocytes by FACS or flow analysis is highly desirable.

- The successful candidate will also have experience in at least 2 of the following skills: MACS sorting,cytokine assays, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), immunohistochemistry, rodent surgeries and mouse colony management.

- Demonstrated ability to design, conduct and analyze experiments.

- Good communication skills (for example through documented proficiency in English), excellent time management, and the ability to interact with the research community and building networks.

- International experience will be valued.

- The evaluation will also take personal qualities into consideration, as strong interest in the subject, motivation to produce high impact results, a strong drive to excel, creativity, ability to generate hypothesis, design experiments and solve technical problems.

 Terms of employment

Full time temporary employment for 2 years, with start September 1st or according to agreement. Temporary employment according to the postdoktor agreement between labor market parties dated 2008-09-04 (Arbetsgivarverket, OFR;s SACO-s and SEKO).

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD completed no more than three years before the last date for applications.

Applications should be written in English and must include:

- Cover letter

- CV

-  Research plan: write a few sentences about 3 different experiments you envision doing

- Publication list

- Names of 3 references (references will be contacted after the interview stage and only upon your explicit permission.

Please contact group leader Iben Lundgaard if you have any questions Iben.Lundgaard@med.lu.se.

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2017-11-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Lund
Län Skåne län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer PA2017/2428
Kontakt
  • Iben Lundgaard, Biträdande universitetslektor , iben.lundgaard@med.lu.se
Facklig företrädare
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Publicerat 2017-08-25
Sista ansökningsdag 2017-10-31

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