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Open positions

Here you can find description of open positions and internships in our research group.

Postdoctoral fellowship in diabetes research

The multidisciplinary Blom Research Group, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with appropriate training and publication-documented expertise in cell biology or metabolic research.

The selected candidate will become an integral part of a research project focused on exploring the non-canonical functions of two complement proteins, C3 and CD59, in the pathophysiology of pancreatic β-cells, particularly in their connection to diabetes development. This multifaceted project encompasses investigations into gene regulation, β-cell differentiation, cellular metabolism, the discovery of novel protein interactions, and the modulation of autophagy pathways

Postdoctoral training

This collaborative project presents an outstanding platform for comprehensive training in an array of advanced methodologies. These encompass cutting-edge techniques such as advanced flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, molecular methodologies, including CRISPR/Cas-9 gene editing, investigations into protein interactions, and specialized assays tailored for β-cell research. Depending on the candidate's preferences, there will also be opportunities to gain proficiency in working with mouse models of diabetes.

Furthermore, the recruited fellow will actively engage in the dissemination of their research findings through participation in scientific conferences and collaborations with distinguished scientists and clinical partners specializing in metabolic research. The project will be conducted within the framework of the Lund University Diabetes Centre, a dynamic hub of excellence in this field. 

Our research group specializes in the study of innate immunity, with a particular emphasis on its role in both physiological and pathological processes, including diabetes. We are excited to offer a stimulating project that not only incorporates cutting-edge instrumentation but also provides exceptional educational prospects. This project is part of our dynamic and multidisciplinary research team, renowned for its outstanding reputation and a collaborative work culture that promotes collegiality.

Crucially, the selected candidate will have the invaluable opportunity to work closely with our group leader within a collaborative research environment. This mentorship and collaboration will play a pivotal role in not only shaping and refining the project but also in guiding the candidate towards achieving their career aspirations.

Lund University and vicinity

Lund University, located in southern Sweden is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. Our laboratory is located on the medical campus at Skåne University Hospital (SUS) in Malmö with good public transport to both Lund and Copenhagen (25 min to Copenhagen airport). The city is culturally diverse and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities within the city and in the nearby counties. Candidates do not need to acquire skills in Swedish language as most Swedes can easily communicate in English.

Your Profile

The candidate must hold a PhD preferentially in the field of diabetes research, cell biology or related discipline, and must have completed their PhD within 3 years from the start of the appointment.

Having prior expertise in the following areas can be highly advantageous for this role: cell biology, diabetes research, beta-cell differentiation, proficiency in microscopy techniques, hands-on experience with mouse models, and a strong background in bioinformatic analysis, particularly in RNA sequencing and ChIP sequencing.

Applicants should be highly motivated, able to work both independently and in collaboration, inventive and communicative.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is mandatory.

Candidates should send their application by e-mail to prof. Anna Blom (anna [dot] blom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (anna[dot]blom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)). Make sure to includea curriculum vitae, publication list and e-mail address of two references. The deadline is December 31st 2023.

Starting date is flexible.

The position is funded for 2 years with a tax-free stipend of 30 000 sek/month.

Selected recent publications from the group relevant to the project

King B.C., Kulak K., Krus U., Rosberg R., Golec E., Wozniak K., Gomez M.F., Zhang E., O’Connell D., Renström E., and Blom A.M. (2019) Complement C3 protects against autophagy related b-cell death via ATG16L1 interaction and regulation of autophagy., Cell Metabolism, 29, 202-210.

Kremlitzka M., Colineau L., Nowacka A.A., Mohlin F.C., Wozniak K., Blom A.M. and King B.C., (2022) Alternative translation and retrotranslocation of cytosolic C3 that detects cytoinvasive bacteria., Cell. Mol. Life Sci., 76:291.

Golec E., Ekström A., Noga M., Omar-Hmeadi M., Lund P.E., Villoutreix B.O., Krus U., Wozniak K., Korsgren O., Renström E., Barg S., King B.C. and Blom A.M. (2022) Alternative splicing encodes novel intracellular CD59 isoforms that mediate insulin secretion and are downregulated in diabetic islets., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (PNAS), 119, e2120083119.


MSc Students

We often have thesis projects for Masters students within the projects conducted in our group. Please, contact Anna Blom (Anna [dot] Blom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna[dot]Blom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)) directly for more details.

PhD Students

We are always interested in reviewing PhD students applications. For further information, please contact Anna Blom (Anna [dot] Blom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna[dot]Blom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)). Describe why you are interested in our laboratory/projects and provide your CV.

Postdoctoral fellows

We welcome applicants for postdoctoral fellowships to apply at any time. Our group conducts many translational projects and provides a friendly environment for ambitious scientists with experience in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, rheumatology and molecular cell biology. Applicants should be highly motivated, independent, communicative and inventive with a PhD completed by the start of the appointment and preferably within the last 5 years. Please submit application by e-mail (Anna [dot] Blom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna[dot]Blom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)) your CV including publication list and e-mail address of two references.

For more information on specific research projects within our group, do not hesitate to contact Anna Blom (Anna [dot] Blom [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna[dot]Blom[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)) directly.


Malmö is located in the southern part of Sweden. In the summer of 2000 the bridge to Copenhagen was opened and Sweden and Denmark are now connected. This also allows very fast access to Copenhagen airport via train with the nearest station Triangel close by the lab. The city of Lund is 20 kilometres north of Malmö. 


The group 2019.
The group 2019


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