Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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
Associate senior lecturer Nicholas Leigh leads the research group Regenerative Immunology at the
Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy. Our overarching goal is to understand the factors
that allow for highly regenerative species to perform remarkable acts of regeneration (e.g. limb
regeneration). We are particularly focused on how the immune system promotes and allow for
regeneration in salamanders. Please read more about our research here.
During our scientific endeavors, we strive for an environment of collaboration, open communication, and trust, which welcomes diversity and respects differences of opinion. This approach will allow us to discover new ways of thinking and behaving, which lead to innovation and scientific success.
We are now looking for a laboratory assistant to proceed with the ongoing projects in the laboratory and
to care for our new salamanders.

What we 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

Work duties and areas of responsibility
As our laboratory assistant, you will help with the research in the ongoing the research projects in the
group. You will take care of and manage our new salamander facility, which entails rearing and caring
for various salamander species, monitoring water quality, cleaning tanks, and general management of our
salamander colony. This position also entails generating transgenic salamander lines, including
microinjections and the downstream genotyping. In addition, the tasks involve collaboration with
industry and the wider society. Administration related to the tasks listed above as well as other common
tasks in the laboratory will occur.


The position requires:

  •  Bachelor of science within a relevant field
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English

The following are merits for the position

  • Experience in breeding, rearing, and caring for salamanders
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 and generation of transgenic animals
  • Previous work with aquatic species
  • Management of animal colonies

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. You must have great communication skills and
collaboration skills. You must also have the commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming work

Further information
The employment is for a fixed term of one year at part time, 50%, to start 2022-09-01 or according to agreement.

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application should be written in English and include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV

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 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.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typePart-time
First day of employment2022-09-01 or according to agreement
SalaryMontly salary.
Number of positions1
Working hours50
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2022/2264
ContactNicholas Leigh, Recruiting Manager, +4673-4818867, Niekrasz, Human Resource Coordinator, +46462220000
Union representativeOFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date06.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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