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Associate Researcher Job in Clinical Genetics, Molecular Hematology – Lund, Sweden


Lund University invites applications for an Associate Researcher job in Clinical genetics to include advanced in vitro studies of leukemia cells as well as identification and functional characterization of new targets on leukemia stem cells, at the Faculty of Medicine the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Sweden – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Dec 01, 2021 
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Laboratory Medicine


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Qualification Details

The position requires:

  • PhD degree in experimental clinical genetics with a focus on molecular hematology or equivalent
  • Very good knowledge and experience of working with hematopoietic cells in vitro e.g. culture of primary hematopoietic cells in methylcellulose
  • Very good knowledge and experience of working with FACS analyzes, e.g. various phospho-flow methods and screening of primary hematopoietic cells with broad antibody libraries
  • Very good knowledge and experience of working with basic molecular biology techniques, including cell culture, FACS, CRISPR-Cas9, RNA sequencing, single-cell analyzes and basic bioinformatics analysis
  • Very good knowledge of studies of cell surface receptors and ligands expressed on leukemic cells, e.g. documented through at least 4 scientific publications in the field
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. You must have a good ability to work independently and take initiatives. You must also have excellent communication and collaboration skills as we work closely within the research team.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Work duties and area of expertise

The work duties for the associate researcher include advanced in vitro studies of leukemia cells as well as identification and functional characterization of new targets on leukemia stem cells. The work includes advanced FACS analyzes, culture of hematopoietic cells, gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9, work with recombinant antibodies, as well as basic molecular biological and bioinformatics analyzes (eg cell culture, PCR, RNA sequencing). The employee will work in a team of researchers with expertise in genomics, bioinformatics and functional studies.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PA2021/3634
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Documents Required

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the desired qualifications, a CV and diploma.

About the Faculty

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.

About the Department

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University’s Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

About the Research Group

Professor Thoas Fioretos leads the research group for Translational Genomics and Functional Studies of Leukemia at the Division of Clinical Genetics. The research group has been awarded grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and as part of this project, the research group needs reinforcement in its work concerning mapping and functional studies of newly identified cell surface markers on leukemia stem cells. Read more about our exciting research here.

Within the research group, we cherish a work place that aims to create a creative and stimulating work environment to promote new ideas and independent thinking.

We are now looking for an associate researcher to our new project. The position is a full time position time limited to 1 year starting December 1, 2021, or according to agreement.

About the Employer: Lund University

Other details

The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Contact details

  • Thoas Fioretos, recruiting manager, +46462224595
  • Emelie Falck, HR coordinator, 046-2220000

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