Postdoctoral researcher – Development of Immune System

Sweden (SE)
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral researcher – development of immune system

Lund University (, located in Southern Sweden, is Scandinavia’s largest Institution for education and research in areas including technology, science, law, social sciences, economics, medicine, humanities, theology and performing arts. The University has around 40,000 students and 6,000 employees.

The Lund Stem Cell Center (, a part of Lund University, is an internationally ranked research center in the strategic areas of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.

Job description

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Lymphoid and Regulation group of Dr. Ewa Sitnicka at the Division of Molecular Hematology ( at Lund University (Sweden) to investigate how development of lymphoid cells is regulated. This project will involve studies of mouse and human lymphopoiesis with focus on Natural Killer (NK) cells, using multilineage flow cytometry (FACS), transplantation models, disease mouse models, gene expression analysis down to the single cell level and other relevant state of the art technologies. The research aims to gain understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing the lymphoid lineage restriction and the commitment towards the NK cell lineage.

We offer a stimulating and highly interactive environment consisting of more than 20 research groups investigating different aspects of blood cell lineage development, including normal and malignant hematopoiesis, as well as the support from the state of the art technology platforms and core facilities.


We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with a recent PhD degree and a strong track record (evidence of one or more high impact publications in a relevant field). Training in international leading laboratories is a merit. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team is essential and excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The applicant is expected to have extensive training in hematology, immunology, and molecular biology. Previous experience in experimental application of flow cytometry and cellular and molecular biology techniques to study hematopoiesis is required; expertise in working with transgenic mouse models and gene expression analyses is advantageous.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit following documents in English: 1) a cover letter; 2) a complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, and academic distinction; 3) a complete list of publications (separated into peer-reviewed publications and meeting abstracts/reports); and 4) names and contact information of three referees who are familiar with the recent work of the applicant to: Dr. Ewa Sitnicka,