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 at Uppsala University is one of Europe’s most international, interdisciplinary, and successful research departments in molecular biosciences.

The position is located in Sebastians Deindl's research group. We offer a stimulating multidisciplinary environment where you will work closely with experts in biophysics, biochemistry, structural and molecular biology. Our overall mission is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of protein machines in the regulation of gene expression using a highly multidisciplinary approach that combines advanced single-molecule fluorescence imaging with a range of biophysical, structural, and biochemical techniques.

For more information about the research in the Deindl group, please visit:


Work description: As a researcher in this project, you will be investigating the mechanisms of chromatin-associated complexes using single-molecule imaging approaches along with complementary biophysical and biochemical techniques. The focus is on developing new single-molecule FRET imaging approaches to investigate the dynamics and mechanisms of chromatin remodelers and other protein machines in the regulation of gene expression.

Required qualifications: We are looking for a candidate who has a strong passion for scientific problem solving and for quantitatively addressing fundamental biological questions using biophysical approaches. You have documented experience in single-molecule biophysics and advanced fluorescence microscopy (e.g., single-molecule FRET). You have a PhD in a relevant subject area, such as experimental physics, biophysics, physical chemistry or other closely related fields that the employer considers equivalent. You have experience in programming and data analysis using MatLab. Excellent knowledge of English is a prerequisite as the position is located in an international environment. We value personal characteristics such as good co-operative skills, a self-motivated personality, and a keen interest in basic research.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in electrical engineering and hardware integration
  • Experience in designing and building optical systems

Your application should include:

  • A CV, including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter (maximum one page)
  • Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three reference persons.

Salary: Individual salary.

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

Type of employment: Temporary position of 24 months.

Scope of employment: Full time, 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Martha Schattenhofer martha.schattenhofer@icm.uu.se

Please submit your application by May 14th 2020, UFV-PA 2020/979.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/979
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 19.Mar.2020
Last application date 14.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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