PhD Position in Cell and Molecular Biology at Lund University

A new opening PhD position in molecular biology is available at Lund University, Sweden. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. Applications are invited up to February 24, 2019.

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 Malm, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

PhD position in study of cancer cell migration using high resolution fluorescence microscopy in the Project “Molecular basis of mechanosensing during cell migration”. The student will learn:

1. Cell culture and cellular biochemistry including western blots.

2. Molecular biology such as site directed mutagenesis and PCR.

3. Fluorescence microscopy.

4. Image analysis using Matlab.

5. Biophysical techniques including material fabrication, magnetic tweezers and force microscopy.


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.
Deadline: February 24, 2019
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