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 position is available within Sebastian Deindl's research group (www.deindl-lab.com), an international research team that provides a stimulating and friendly environment for scientists with a genuine interest in tackling important biological questions. Within the framework of an ERC starting grant, we investigate the molecular mechanisms of chromatin remodeling (for an overview, see Bowman and Deindl, Science 2019) using a highly multidisciplinary approach that combines advanced single-molecule fluorescence imaging (see for example, Sabantsev et al., Nature Communications 2019; Deindl et al., Nature 2014 and Cell 2013) with a range of biophysical, structural, and biochemical techniques.

We are located at the SciLifeLab and the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) at Uppsala University, one of the most international, interdisciplinary and successful research departments in molecular biosciences in Europe. Read more under http://www.icm.uu.se.

Project description: The position involve carrying out biophysical studies into the mechanisms of chromatin-associated complexes using single-molecule imaging approaches along with complementary biophysical and biochemical techniques. Several exciting projects are available and can be tailored to individual interests and expertise. The postdoctoral researchers will benefit from a custom-built ‘state-of-the-art’ two- and three-color single-molecule FRET microscope, excellent resources, infrastructure, and support as well as collaborators who are international leaders in their fields.       

Requirements: To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher, you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in biophysics/ physics, physical chemistry or a related discipline that the group leader considers suitable. Applicants must have experience in single-molecule biophysics and advanced fluorescence microscopy as well as in programming and using Matlab.

Since the position is located in an international environment is fluency in spoken and written English a prerequisite for the position. Great emphasis will also be placed on personal skills such as communication and collaboration skills, ability to work independently and in the group, as well as scientific maturity and creativity.

For employment as postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University the PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline.
(Under special circumstances may the PhD have been completed earlier. Special circumstances are for example leave due to illness, parental leave and/or duties within trade unions.)

Merits: Skills in wet-lab biochemistry and a background in chromatin biology is considered a merit.

The application: Your application should be written in English and include the following:

  1. A short letter of motivation detailing the applicant’s research interests and expertise (max. 1 page)
  2. CV containing education and other qualifications of relevant connection to the qualifications. List of publications.
  3. Copies of PhD and certificates
  4. Contact information for at least three referees who can provide references

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 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Martha Schattenhofer (martha.schattenhofer@icm.uu.se); for administrative questions Hr-generalist Frida Österdahl, tel. 018-471 4416, (frida.osterdahl@icm.uu.se).

Please submit your application by February 10th 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4672.

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 2019/4672
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 14.Jan.2020
Last application date 10.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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