Post doc scholarship in Gene therapy for Osteopetrosis

Country: Sweden;

City: Lund

Vacancy added: 29.08.2019

Employer: Lund University

Resumes due: 26.09.2019


Post doctoral scholarship

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team at the Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy at Lund University, Sweden. The successful candidate will be supervised by Ilana Moscatelli (PhD) within Johan Richter’s (MD, PhD, Prof.) research group that is included in the Lund Stem Cell Center, a stimulating and highly interactive international research environment. The overall aim of our research project is to target hematopoietic stem cells to develop gene therapy for Infantile Malignant Osteopetrosis (IMO). The specific focus of this project will be to investigate the use of pre-osteoclasts as support cells during gene therapy to accelerate reversal of the disease progression. A parallel goal will be to expand our gene therapy method to new mouse models representing different mutations that can cause IMO.

Qualifications required

Candidates are expected to have a strong background in cell biology and molecular biology as well as experience in handling and performing experiments on mice. Experience with blood cells and osteoclasts is an advantage. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required for consideration.

The applicant should not have been employed by Lund University within the last two years in order to be able to receive a scholarship. PhD degree should not be more than three years old at time of application.

Placement: Division of Molecular Medicine and Gene Therapy

Ref No: V2019/695

Duration: 2 years

Starting time: 2019-10-01 or as agreed

Last day for applying: 2019-09-26

For further information please contact:

Ilana Moscatelli, PhD (


Lund University encourages both men and women to apply for the position.

Information regarding post doc scholarships at Lund University

  • The scholarship amounts to 25 000 SEK/month and is normally paid three months in advance.
  • The scholarship is intended for the recipient’s own education and does not constitute compensation for work carried out for the University.
  • The scholarship is a grant and therefore not subjected to income tax.
  • The scholarship does not entitle the recipient to compensation in case of illness.
  • The scholarship does not constitute a pensionable income.
  • The scholarship does not include financial compensation for parental leave.
  • The scholarship awarded is to be reviewed by the head of department every six months and the supervisor is to inform the head of department before each review of any significant circumstances affecting the prolongation of the scholarship.
  • Scholarships set up by Lund University for any individual may not run for a period of more than 24 months.
  • The scholarship follows the regulations established by the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University (June 27th 2013; Reg. No PE 2013/356).


Application stating the reference number V 2019/695 and containing a CV, a personal letter, contact information of two reference persons and proof of dissertation should be addressed to:

Last day of application is 2019-09-26

Where to send resume: