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Careers

Current vacancies in Lund Stem Cell Center Research Groups:


Post doctoral position: Direct Cellular Reprogramming for Modeling of Alzheimer’s Disease

A position for a postdoctoral researcher is available immediately within the Stem Cells, Aging and Neurodegeneration research group, led by Henrik Ahlenius.

The groups uses stem cell, reprogramming and genome engineering technologies to develop models and novel therapeutics for brain disorders. In this project the candidate will, based on their recent discoveries, use direct reprogramming of patient cells towards neuronal and glial lineages for modeling of Alzheimer’s disease.

The successful candidate should be highly motivated and have recently graduated (within 3 years) with a top-level PhD and a strong background within the molecular biology-, neurodegeneration-, reprogramming- and/or neurobiology fields. Hands on experience working with direct cellular reprogramming, advanced neural cell culture and/or imaging technologies are meriting.

The Ahlenius lab offers the opportunity to be part of cutting edge research and join our vibrant scientific community, at Lund Stem Cell Center. The position is for 2 years with the possibility for extension. Tentative starting date is early 2023 but flexible.

Application Deadline: 04 January, 2023.


Post doctoral position: Cellular Reprogramming for Glioblastoma Gene Therapy

A post doctoral position is available in the Stem Cells, Aging and Neurodegeneration research group, led by Henrik Ahlenius, in collaboration with the Glioma Cell Therapy research group, led by Associate Professor Johan Bengzon. 

The team of researchers are using stem cell, reprogramming and genome engineering technologies to develop models and novel therapeutics for brain disorders. In this project the candidate will further develop their recent finding that glioblastoma cells can be reprogrammed to astrocyte like cells. The project will contain vector design, in vitro and in vivo reprogramming as well as work with tumor organoids and slice cultures. The main purpose is to develop reprogramming as a gene therapy for glioblastoma with a clear goal of going to clinical trials.

They are now looking for an excellent, highly motivated post doctoral researcher. The successful candidate should have recently graduated (within 3 years) with a top-level PhD and strong background within the molecular biology-, oncology-, reprogramming- and/or neurobiology fields. Hands on experience working with gene therapy approaches, viral vectors and sterotactic intracerebral injections, or reprogramming is meriting.

The position is for 3 years. Tentative starting date is early 2023 but flexible.

Application Deadline: 04 January, 2023.


Doctoral student in Regenerative Immunology

The Regenerative Immunology Research Group is looking for a doctoral student to join their friendly lab environment composed of students, postdocs, and technical staff. 

The group conducts research into the role of the immune system in regeneration with the overarching goal to understand the factors that allow for highly regenerative species to perform remarkable acts of regeneration (e.g. limb regeneration).

The doctoral project is based on understanding how the immune system contributes to regeneration. A successful candidate should have a MSc degree in biomedicine, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or similar, and experience working with animal models and CRISPR/Cas9.

Application Deadline: 21 December 2022


Ph.D. position in cartilage tissue engineering

A Ph.D. position is currently available in the Research Group on Bone Organ Modelling and Regeneration, led by Paul Bourgine. The project is co-financed by the Marie curie Ostaskills initiative and aims to generate cell-based, but cell-free, extracellular matrices to be used for cartilage regeneration. 

A master's degree in cellular biology or similar and experience in cell culture and molecular biology required. 

To learn more and apply, please contact Paul Bourgine: paul [dot] bourgine [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


For bachelor and master students looking to propose a dissertation topic or for internships, please visit our research groups pages and Bachelor and Master portal. You are more than welcome to contact our Principal Investigators directly.