Umeå universitet, 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.
Department of Molecular Biology
The department provides a vibrant interfaculty research environment and there
is access to a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging, metabolomics, genomics
and screening facilities.
We are looking for a postdoctor for a temporary position of two years on
fulltime. Planned start in Autumn 2021 or as agreed.
Background and description of work tasks
Many pathogens have the capacity to invade human cells and to exploit the
interior of their host cell as a replicative niche. While human cells have
powerful defense programs that can restrict the growth of such invaders,
successful pathogens evolved to counteract these defenses. A profound
understanding of the molecular basis of this arms race could pave the way for
innovative therapeutics. In this project, we aim to apply high-throughput
genetic screening (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9 screening, siRNA screening, bacterial
mutant library screening) to identify key players in host-pathogen
interaction, cell-autonomous immunity and immune evasion during infection with
the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis.
The work tasks include designing and performing experiments, presenting
research results at conferences, and writing publications under supervision by
the group leader.
Candidates must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University
PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, or infection biology (or
equivalent fields) at the time of the recruitment. To be eligible, you should
have completed your PhD degree a maximum of three years before the end of the
application period, unless special circumstances exist.
The ideal candidate should have academic ambitions and should be willing to
take on scientific challenges. Candidates must have documented practical
experience in working with human cell cultures and intracellular bacterial
pathogens. Moreover, previous experience in molecular genetic manipulation of
bacteria and human cells, genetic screening approaches and fluorescence
microscopy is required.
Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English. Because the project
will be of collaborative nature, candidates need to be able to work
productively not only independently, but also in a team. Excellent
communication skills are required for interacting effectively with senior
colleagues and peers, including colleagues from complementary research fields.
You apply through our e-recruitment system latest 16 of August, 2021. Your
application must contain thefollowing documents, written in English:
A CV with information on education, a list of previous and current
employment, and a list of publications.
A copy of the Ph.D. certificate.
A cover letter describing your experience, match with the required
qualifications, research interests,and motivation for applying for the
Contact details of two to three references
We welcome your application!
More about us
The Sixt lab is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden
(MIMS), the Swedish Node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular
Medicine, and part of the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR), an
interdisciplinary research centre devoted to top quality research and novel
applications in the field of microbiology. You can find more information about
us at https: // sixtlab.org/, www. mims.umu.se, www. ucmr.umu.se. For questions
regarding the position, please contact the project supervisor: Barbara Sixt
For more information about The Department of Molecular Biology please visit
our web page www. umu.se/en/department-of-molecular-biology
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 Autumn 2021 or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-990-21
Barbara Sixt, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96
ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date 16.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CET
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