Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, 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.

Work description: Perform experimental research to delineate basic mechanisms causing and regulating primary malignant brain tumors and how they respond to treatment with the purpose to identify signaling pathways and proteins that can act as targets for new therapy development. The work comprises among others the use of patient-derived cell cultures and tissue samples, and animal models of brain tumor development that will be analyzed using molecular-, cell-, tissue- and in vivo techniques. Supervision of project students and certain research group- and departmental responsibilities are included.

- Master degree with relevant specialization in cancer biology.
- Certificate in "Laboratory animal science for researchers - Rodents and lagomorphs"
- Documented experience of tissue-, cell- and molecular biology techniques and from work with research animals. 
- Excellent skills in spoken and written English.
- Good communication and collaboration skills.

The work places high demands on accuracy, sincerity, reliability, endurance, flexibility, collaboration-, organization-, analytical-, and documentation skills. It requires the ability to quickly absorb new information, work independently and at irregular work hours, also weekends.

Merits: Documented experience of experimental neuro-oncology research.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-07-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-12-2021 with the possibility of extension.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Lene Uhrbom, lene.uhrbom@igp.uu.se, 018-471 5063. 

Please submit your application by 16 April 2020, UFV-PA 2020/940.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-07-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/940
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 02.Apr.2020
Last application date 16.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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