Uppsala University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, diverse, and distinguished molecular bioscience departments in Europe. The department comprises seven research programs with about 230 employees. Please read more at (http://www.icm.uu.se).

In Magnus Johansson's group (https://www.icm.uu.se/molecular-systems-biology/johansson-lab/) in the program for Molecular systems biology, the research is focused on the protein synthesis machinery. The group is developing fluorescence-based methods with emphasis on super-resolved single-molecule tracking, to study protein synthesis in living cells quantitatively.

Project description: The PhD project, which is part of a larger, ongoing project in the group, aims to define a quantitative model for the dynamics of the bacterial cell's molecular machinery for insertion into, and secretion through, the cell membrane. The project involves laboratory work on both cell and molecular levels, as well as a significant amount of mathematical modeling of complex reaction-diffusion relationships.

Duties: The Ph.D. student shall primarily focus on postgraduate studies, but other duties related to teaching and administrative work may be involved, up to a maximum of 20 % of the time. Information about doctoral education, eligibility requirements, and admission rules can be found at the faculty website, http://www. teknat.uu.se/utbildning/utbildning-pa-forskarniva/.

Requirements: The applicant must have a master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology, Biophysics or another subject which the employer considers being equivalent. Documented skills in programming and mathematical modeling, as well as laboratory work, are required. The applicant must also have an excellent ability to work independently as well as in a group. Good written and oral knowledge of English are prerequisites, as the work is conducted in an international environment.

The application
We would like your application in English and it must include:

  • A personal letter where you describe yourself, your research interest, your experiences, and why you are interested in the position (max. 2 pages).
  • A CV containing your education and other qualifications and a copy of your diplomas and list of publications.
  • Please provide contact information to reference persons and recommendation letters from prior research supervisors.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

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: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible  or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Magnus Johansson, m.johansson@icm.uu.se, 072-9999236, for administrative questions contract Hr-generalist Frida Österdahl, tel. +46(0) 18471 4416, frida.osterdahl@icm.uu.se

Please submit your application by Devember 9th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3923.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment snarast
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3923
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 11.Nov.2019
Last application date 09.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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