Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Work description: We are looking for a skillful, ambitious and highly motivated researcher to work within Sören Lehmann’s translational research group at the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University. The group works with basic as well as translational and clinical research, especially focused on Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The main focus is to characterize and evaluate the role of epigenetic changes in acute leukemia using cutting-edge techniques with the aim to better understand the pathogenesis of the disease and to develop novel antileukemic treatments. We work in close collaboration with SciLife in Uppsala and at Karolinska Institute as well as with our national and international collaborators. We work actively with biobankning of patient samples and analysis of primary patient material. The group is currently running projects both in Uppsala and at Karolinska but this position will positioned at Uppsala. The group has a large national and international network.

Work environment: The research group is focused on translational research in acute leukemia with a special emphasis on epigenetics and novel drug development in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The project will be focused on novel drug development including building cellular leukemia model systems used for high-through-put screens, next generation sequencing and leukemic stem cells assays. Methods include a broad spectrum of molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, flowcytometry sorting, cell transfections, CRISPR-Cas9 techniques, ChiP-Seq, basic methods to detect RNA and protein expression, biobanking and handling of patient samples.

Qualifications: PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD is a requirement. The passed PhD should be within a relevant subject such as tumor biology, epigenetics, cancer genetics and/or epigenetics, research in hematological malignancies or similar. An emphasis will be given to scientific excellence within the field, cooperation skills and on the personal qualities such as initiative, good judgement, communications skills, ambition.

Additional qualifications: Desired technical skills (all are not compulsory) include experience with cell culture, flowcytometry cell sorting, CRISPR-Cas9, ChIP and basic molecular biology methods. Some degree of bioinformatic experience is also desired.

Application: Should include a motivation letter to join the group (maximum 1 page), curriculum vitae, copies of exams, list of publications contact information for two references. Two reference letters are also desired.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Type of employment: Temporary full-time position for one year, possibly with an extension for one year.

More information about the position is given by Prof. Sören Lehmann (Soren.Lehmann@medsci.uu.se)

Please submit your application by 12 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/876.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/876
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 21.Mar.2019
Last application date 12.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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