Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Development of Immune System

Lund University

Lund University (http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se), 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 (www.stemcellcenter.se), 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 Quinn at the Division of Molecular Hematology (http://www.med.lu.se/dmh). The specific interest of our group is to characterize the cellular stages during development of innate immune cells (Renoux et al Immunity, 2015; Tang et al Blood, 2012), to determine the restriction points and relationship between Natural Killer (NK) cell progenitors and other lymphoid progenitors (Nozad Charoudeh et al, Blood 2010) and identify their critical regulatory pathways (Cheng et al Journal of Immunology, 2009). In these studies we apply 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 gained knowledge could lead to a better understanding of hematopoietic disorders (immune-deficiencies, myeloproliferative disease and leukemia).

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. 

Qualifications
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with strong interest in immunology or /and hematopoiesis with a recent PhD degree. Candidates who are currently finishing up their PhD thesis are also invited to apply. Previous experience in experimental application of flow cytometry and cellular and molecular biology techniques to study hematopoiesis is required; expertise in gene knockdown, animal models and NK cell biology, as well as in human hematopoiesis is advantageous. The applicant is expected to have recent first author publications in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required for consideration. 

How to apply
Interested candidates should send: 1) a statement of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of publications and 4) the contact information of three references in an email to:

Dr. Ewa Sitnicka Quinn; contact: ewa.sitnicka@med.lu.se

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