PhD Position in Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Lund University Division of Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

PhD Student Position in Genomics, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

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.

The research group

The research group for genomics, diabetes and endocrinology conducts research in the field of precision medicine and metabolic complexity in type 2 diabetes. The research, with a focus on precision medicine and genetics, is at the forefront of diabetes research; the group is led by Associate Professor Ola Hansson.

The operation is located at the Clinical Research Center in Malmö. Here you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we safeguard a good work environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other, and strive for a workplace that is perceived as developing and stimulating for all employees. We strive constantly to create conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all employees. We care about both physical safety and the psycho-social work environment.

Tasks

In this doctoral project, under the supervision of Associate Professor Rashmi Prasad, you will study the underlying genetics, heredity patterns, mutations and early life factors that lead to susceptibility to diabetes and related traits. We will use statistical, genetic, epigenetic and transcriptomic methods for "Next-generation" sequencing and large scale high throughput genetic data from large family cohorts and tissues of interest. Furthermore, the findings will be followed up with various bioinformatics methods. Other methods that will be used include machine learning and mathematical modelling.

The doctoral students' main tasks are to devote themselves to their research studies, which include participation in research projects and postgraduate courses. The tasks can also include teaching and other departmental tasks up to a maximum of 20%.

Qualifications

Requirements for the position are:

  • Master's degree in bioinformatics.
  • Experience of handling large amounts of data in the form of statistical genetics and statistical analysis in relevant programs.
  • Experience with data processing programs such as R, Perl and / or Python.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. The selected person must be motivated, creative and eager to learn and try new methodological approaches. It is also important to have the ability to develop an independent way of working, as well as the ability to collaborate. In this, properties such as flexibility and stress resistance are emphasized.

Merits for the position are:

  • Good knowledge in biology, genetics and transcriptomics.
  • Experience of working with family-based genetic data and expression data, especially single-cell RNA-sequenced data.
  • Good knowledge of both written and oral English.

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.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

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 Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2022-02-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/4075
Contact
Rashmi Prasad, main supervisor,, rashmi.prasad@med.lu.se,
Anton Lagerbäck, HR coordinator,, anton.lagerback@med.lu.se, 0046 (0)40-39 19 04
Published 28.Dec.2021
Last application date 25.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET