Uppsala University, Genetics and Pathology

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 Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 420 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people.

Duties/Project description: Molecular biology methods such as DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blot, cell culture (primary and immortalised endothelial cells), flow cytometry, tissue sample processing, immunohistochemistry, microscopy (fluorescence epi and confocal microscopy) and image analysis (ImageJ, IMARIS). In vivo methods such as setting up breedings (planning and execution of experiments), performing therapeutic treatments (antibody or low molecular weight based therapies), injections, blood collection, in vivo perfusion and genotyping. Bioinformatic basic tool knowledge is desirable. Teaching (max 20%) and supervision of students.

Requirements: Doctor’s degree in a topic of relevance for the position and long-time experience in vascular biology. Knowledge in biochemistry, disease models of cerebral malformations is required. Solid experience in animal research (perfusion, blood collection, surgery and injections i.g., s.c., i.v., and i.p.) and understanding of the ethical considerations. Experience in advanced in vivo microscopy imaging is meritorious. Genuine knowledge in tissue preparations, cell isolations, tissue sectioning (cryostate, vibratome). Excellent skills in writing and communicating in English is required.
To qualify for an employment as a post doctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in X. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labor unions, etc. 

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-05-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Peetra Magnusson, peetra.magnusson@igp.uu.se, 018-471 4886.

Please submit your application by 9 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/836.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-05-01 eller enligt överenkommelse
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/836
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 26.Mar.2020
Last application date 09.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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