Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten
Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher
education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are
characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a
multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå
University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9
genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment
makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a
dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.
The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for
biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and
has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.
The Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, Sweden seeks a
postdoctor who will work with studying bacterial regulatory mechanisms of
importance for maintenance of infections. The opening is temporary for two
years and available from October 2021 or as agreed.
The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's
main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education
as well as interactions with the community. Affiliated with both the Faculty
of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine, the department's
research and education activity includes several molecular biological areas
within science and medicine: cell biology, microbiology, infection biology,
tumor biology and neurobiology and in conjunction with the use of genetic
model organisms (except plants). For more information, see:
Project description and work tasks
The postdoc will work in the laboratory of Prof Maria Fällman. Studies in the
lab study molecular mechanisms in bacterial gastrointestinal pathogens
important for the ability of these pathogens to establish and maintain
persistent infections in presence of competing microbiota and an active immune
system, mainly using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Salmonella enterica as
model pathogens. The focus of the postdoc project is to reveal new knowledge
of bacterial regulatory mechanisms and you will be responsible for and execute
wet lab experiments and extensive bioinformatic analyzes of NGS data. It will
involve work with bacteria including RNA/ChIP/Ribo-seq and exploration of data
utilizing diverse bioinformatic tools also including machine learning
Further details are provided by email@example.com.
You must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University Doctoral
degree in medical science with a focus on molecular biology at the time of
recruitment. A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign
qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for
employment as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates
who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the
closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree
prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special
circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical
practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances.
Postdoctoral fellows who are to teach or supervise must have taken relevant
courses in teaching and learning in higher education.
Experience with programming in R, python and Java, working in the LINUX/UNIX
environment, and in-depth analyses of different types of NGS data from
bacteria, including RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq data as well as experience in
development of tools and pipeline for NGS data analysis in conda and docker
environments are required. Previous training and experience from work with
bacteria, using molecular biology techniques and work with mouse infection
models are also required. Experience from work with RNA-, ChIP- and Ribo-seq
in bacteria is a strong merit, as well as multivariate data analysis
experience for Proteomics and training in machine learning. Experience from
supervision of under-graduate students in both laboratory and bioinformatic
matters is also a merit. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, and
to have excellent skills in oral and written English, strong work ethics and
critical thinking abilities.
You apply through our recruitment system Varbi. The application should be
written in English or Swedish. The deadline for application is 29 June 2021.
The application should include:
A personal cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position,
how you can contribute tothe project and in which direction you may want
to develop it (no more than one A4 page).
A curriculum vitae that documents academic education and past and previous
Your publication list.
A copy of the PhD certificate and other relevant degree certificates.
A copy of doctoral thesis.
Names and contact details with e-mail addresses of two or three academic
Other relevant documentation you wish to include in support of your
We welcome your application!
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue
between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation
for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different
backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.
We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 2021 or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-981-21
Maria Fällman, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96
ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date 29.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET
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