Research Engineer in RNA and Stem Cell Biology

Lund University Faculty of Medicine

Research engineer within RNA and stem cell biology

Lunds universitet, Medicinska fakulteten, Inst för laboratoriemedicin

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

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 research group

The laboratory of RNA and Stem Cell Biology is embedded within the Lund Stem Cell Center, an internationally ranked research center within the strategic areas of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research. Our research focuses on new post-transcriptional facets of gene expression control in stem and cancer cell at a molecular, cellular and organismal level. Specifically, we are interested in the molecular basis by which RNA modifications regulate gene expression in during development and in cancer.

Research has been at the forefront in this area for several years. The group is led by research group manager Cristian Bellodi and is present by both research and technical staff. The business is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund. Here you can read more about our exciting research.

Within the research group, we safeguard a good working environment with consideration in our relationships with each other.

We are hereby seeking a driven research engineer to work on projects within the research group. The employment is limited to 6 months full time with the desired date of admission on 1 June or by agreement.

Work duties and areas of responsibility 

The work duties will include being involved in ongoing research in the lab aimed at studying the effects of altered RNA modifications on splicing in hematopoietic stem and cancer cells. Specifically, the applicant will be responsible for culture/isolation of primary skin/hematopoietic, embryonic/pluripotent and cancer cell lines, mouse genotyping. He/she will also employ different biochemistry methods for RNA and protein quantification including RNA/DNA/protein extraction, qPCR, northern/western blotting, RNA/protein immunoprecipitation, polysome profiling and sample prep. In addition, he/she is expected to help maintaining laboratory reagent stocks and organization. Other existing tasks within the research group may also be relevant.


The position requires:

  • A bachelor degree in Biomedical analysis or have further education with at least 60 credit (equivalent to a Master Degree).
  • Previous laboratory experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics. The position requires good ability to collaborate with others in the research group.

Eligibility for the position is:

  • Previous experience with methods for RNA and protein analysis, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, isolation of hematopoietic cells from biological material and immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry (IHC).
  • Certified qualification for laboratory animal science research in accordance to the EU legislation.

Instructions for the application

The application must contain a personal letter describing how you fulfill the required qualifications, a CV and a diploma.

The university applies individual remuneration. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

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.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2020-11-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-06-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1678
  • Cristian Bellodi, recruiting manager, +46462223054
  • Tilde Lindgren, human resources coordinator, 046-2220000
Published 12.May.2020
Last application date 26.May.2020 11:59 PM CET