Research Engineer at StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core Facility, Core Facility Manager

Research Engineer at StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core Facility, Core Facility Manager

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Lund, Sweden

Research Engineer at StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core Facility

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep of Lab Medicine, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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.

Job description
As the facility manager the applicant will be leading the StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core Facility at Stem Cell Centre, Lund University. The duties include advising scientists regarding electrophysiological recordings from cultured cells and acute tissue slices, designing, performing, analysing and reporting of electrophysiological experiments. StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core interact with a variety of different groups, mainly working in the field of neuroscience. As the facility manger is also involved in the development of the Electrophysiology Core by keeping an eye open for new techniques and/or technical approaches and implementing these, in case of need.

Qualifications – REQUERMENTS
The applicant should be experienced electrophysiologist, with a PhD degree in the field of neuroscience or stem cell research. In addition, hands on experience with patch clamp electrophysiology from acute brain slices, is needed.
Qualifications – MERITORIOUS
Solid knowledge of ion channels and their functions is desirable.

Hands on experience with MEA recordings or, alternatively field recordings, are added value. Some knowledge or experience of optogenetic tools in combination with patch clamp recordings is an advantage, calcium imaging, ideally in combination with either whole cell patch clamp recordings or MEA recordings, will be also advantage.

Personal characteristics
As a person the successful applicant should be able to work in an independent manner and have a high degree of flexibility, being a team player, with good communication skills.

Emphasis will be held at personal suitability.
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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Research Engineer at StemTherapy Electrophysiology Core Facility, Core Facility Manager