Doktorand (PhD) in Molecular Hematology Lund University, Department of Laboratory Medicine Sweden

Doktorand (PhD) in Molecular Hematology

Lund University, By faculty, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.


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.

The Division of Molecular Hematology is doing an exciting research project (“Defining subpopulations using high dimensional single-cell data”) within the field of stem cell biology. In this project we will develop and apply novel computational methods for single-cell RNA sequencing data. The aim is to analyze the gene expression signature of individual cells of leukemia stem cell populations and map these to the heterogeneity of normal hematopoietic cells, allowing for identification of leukemia initiating cells, therapy resistant populations, as well as the identification of bona fide molecular therapeutic targets.


Work duties

- Take part in the laboratory work and develop methods connected to the project
- Write articles and publications together with the supervisors
- Take part in everyday laboratory planning and meetings as well as participate in journal clubs and workshops, seminars and conferences
- Administrative duties may occur
- Teaching activities may occur
- Take part in the doctoral courses provided by the department and the faculty


Work with experimental animals is not included



The applicant must be a highly talented and ambitious individual with the desire to independently drive scientific projects. The applicant should have knowledge and documented experience within computational biology in biomedicine.


Qualifying merits

Previous experience of bioinformatics and statistical analysis of genomics data as well as good knowledge of programming and machine learning is highly desirable. Experience of single-cell gene expression analysis is a merit.


Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability


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§.


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.


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

Salary Monthly salary

Number of positions 1

Working hours 100 %

City Lund

County Skåne County

Country Sweden

Reference number PA2018/1798

Göran Karlsson, Bitr University Lecturer, +46462221261

Union representative
OFR / ST: Trade Union ST Office, 046-222 93 62
SACO: Saco-s Council at Lund University, +46 (0) 22-222 93 64

SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66

Published 25.May.2018

Last application date 08.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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