Research Engineer in Host-pathogen interactions

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-10-20
Institution: Lund University
Term: 13 months
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Infectious Disease
Line 1: Lund University
City: Lund
Country: Sweden

Job Description

Research Engineer in Host-pathogen interactions

Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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.

A research engineer position is available for a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in host-pathogen interactions or infectious diseases to join a collaborative project between a team of research groups studying generation of protective immunity against Group A Streptococcus (GAS). Projects will focus mainly on using murine models to study GAS infection, with focus on identifying adaptive immune mechanisms involved in the generation of protective immunity against this pathogen.

The employment is a temporary position, 100 %, for 13 months (2019-11-01 - 2020-12-31).

Work tasks

Research including experimental work, data analyses, literature studies and verbal and written scientific communication. Main experimental methods include, but are not limited to, in vivo mouse models, immunchemical analyses, flow cytometry, cloning and protein purification.



Applicants should hold a PhD degree and have strong laboratory and analytical skills. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have prior experience in in vivo animal models of infectious diseases or host-pathogen interactions, in particular with relation to analysis of immune responses (cellular and/or antibody mediated) generated during infection.

  • PhD in medical microbiology/infectious diseases, or similar
  • Documented basic education in basic microbiology and immunology
  • Experience from murine in vivo models with documented training in research animal handling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Merits
  • Experience from work with infection models.
  • Experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry analysis

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