PhD student in Medical Science at Lund Uni, Sweden 2022

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PhD student in Medical Science at Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden 2022

Qualification Details

Required qualifications: - Master's degree in Biomedicine, Biochemistry or similar. - Knowledge of adipose tissue function and adipocyte biology. - Experience with coulter counter technique and post data processing. - Experience of conducting cell biology research with focus on adipose tissue. - Fluent knowledge of English, both in writing and speech. Considered of merit for the recruitment: Experience of international research environments. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The applicant’s ability to cooperate and work independently, and skills in scientific writing, will be considered as a merit. Further information Eligibility 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main goal of the doctoral student is to conduct postgraduate studies. This includes participation in, and development of, the research project and also fulfilment of compulsory doctoral courses. The PhD project includes studies of molecular mechanisms that regulate adipocyte function. Specifically, this involves experimental cell- and molecular biology analyses (e.g. gene expression, fat and glucose storage, size distribution using coulter counter) in different adipose cell models.

How to Apply?

Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. PA2022/3451

Application Procedure

The application must contain a personal letter in which you describe how you meet the desired qualifications, a CV and your diplomas.

About the Department/Section/Group

We are now recruiting a PhD student for a research project in adipocyte biology led by Senior lecturer Karin Stenkula. The research group is located at the Biomedical Centre within the Diabetes, metabolism and endocrinology section, Department of Experimental Medical Sciences, Medical Faculty, Lund University. The group conducts experimental diabetes research on adipose tissue function with particular focus on identifying mechanisms that regulate expansion and hormone sensitivity of adipose tissue. The research group has several established collaborations at Lund University as well as other national and international higher education institutions.  Here you can read more about our exciting research! Karin Stenkula - Lunds universitet Within the research group, we care about a good working environment, and strive to maintain a stimulating environment for all employees.

Note or Other details

offer Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University.

Contact Details

  • Herbert Floria, 046-2220696
  • Karin Stenkula, +46462220878