PhD student in experimental cardiovascular research

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

The PhD position is placed at the Cardiovascular Research – cellular metabolism and inflammation with labs at the Clinical Research Centre (CRC), a dynamic and inspiring research environment on the Skåne University Hospital Malmö Campus. The research group collaborates closely with scientists and research groups in experimental and clinical cardiovascular research and diabetes research. Find out more about our research here

We are looking for a curious, goal-oriented, organized and dedicated individual who wants to train to become a research scientist. The applicant should have a scientifically, medically or biomedically oriented university education.

We care about creating a positive, respectful, and stimulating environment. We value communication and collaboration and a workplace that promotes learning and development for all employees. We are also committed to building a safe and positive environment for all employees through mutual respect and tolerance.

We offer

Lund University is a governmental authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. We also have a flexible time agreement that creates good conditions for a balance between work and leisure. Read more on the university’s website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us.

Work duties

The PhD position will involve studies of murine and human tissues to explore how immune cells impact atherosclerosis development. Translational projects will investigate how immunotherapy used to treat cancer affects the risk of cardiovascular disease. The projects will utilize several methodologies, including flow cytometry, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, gene expression analysis, ELISA, tissue sampling, statistics, data analysis and more. The doctoral student will also work with international partners and is expected to participate in international meetings and conferences. The doctoral student may also participate in a limited amount of undergraduate teaching.


The applicant must have a degree at advanced level (master’s or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as medicine, biomedicine or molecular biology.

A requirement for employment is a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English. Previous theoretical or practical knowledge in immunology, cardiovascular disease, cancer immunology, or related subjects is meritorious for employment.

In order to assess the ability of the applicant to benefit from and to assimilate the doctoral education, academic and practical skills and the ability of the applicant to cooperate, work independently, express themselves in speech and writing, performing calculations, organize and plan, as well as personal qualities such as curiosity, commitment, motivation, focus, drive, scientific principles and values will be taken into account.


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§.

How to apply

The position is sought via the university’s recruitment system. Applications must include a personal motivation letter, in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV, contact information of two references, a diploma (including a grade transcript) and other documents you wish to be considered (e.g. letters of recommendation and list of publications).

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 Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

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  • Type of employment- Temporary position
  • First day of employment- 2023-09-01
  • Salary- Monthly salary
  • Number of positions- 1
  • Full-time equivalent- 100
  • City- Malmö
  • County- Skåne län
  • Country- Sweden
  • Reference number- PA2023/1477


  • Daniel Engelbertsen, Ass Researcher,
  • Ditte Mårtensson, HR Admin, +4640391336

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366



Last application date

15.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST