Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences

The Department of Surgical Sciences (IKV) is part of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. IKV has about 160 employees and 200 registered doctoral (third cycle) students, the majority of which are clinically active doctors and nurses. The yearly turnover is SEK 152 million. Research is conducted at the department, as well as teaching in the first, second and third cycles. Teaching is, among other areas, conducted within the education programmes for doctors, nurses and specialty nurses. Research is conducted in research groups organised according to surgical specialties and closely aligned subject areas, such as anaesthesia and intensive care and radiology. A great deal of research is conducted in cooperation between separate research groups within IKV and other departments at Uppsala University, as well as other universities in Sweden and the rest of the world. Many of the department's employees have combined positions at the University Hospital.

Experimental, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted at the unit for orthopedics (https://www.surgsci.uu.se/Forskning/forskningsomraden/Ortopedi/) and our translational research is located at OrthoLab. Within the framework of a VR project that pertains to preventing early complications after hip replacement surgery (2021-00980) and is focusing on producing and evaluating metallic or resorbable bone substitutes.

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As a researcher in this project, you will work with the development and evaluation of materials with osteoconductive properties. Materials are produced through 3D printing on the faculty-wide platform U-Print. Characterization of materials takes place using electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray spectroscopy, calorimetry and thermogravimetric analysis. Growth and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts on various polymeric and metallic materials are evaluated using microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR.

The tasks include independent writing of articles and presenting the results at national and international conferences. The tasks also include collaboration with other researchers within the research group and you are expected to supervise students at the master’s degree level and doctoral students with a maximum of 20% of your working hours. You will be supervising two biomedical scientists/research assistants. 

To be qualified for employment as a researcher one must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in biological or medical sciences, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree within the stated field of medical science.

We attach great importance to personal qualities and you should have a good ability to collaborate with others. The applicant must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Additional qualifications
Experience of having applied for and received grants from Swedish and/or European grant providers is considered an important additional qualification.

About the employment
The employment is permanent position that starts with a probationary employment. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2023-05-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Nils Hailer, nils.hailer@surgsci.uu.se. For questions regarding the employment process, please contact HR-generalist Louise Lundqvist, louise.lundqvist@uu.se

Please submit your application by 27th of March 2023 , UFV-PA 2023/811.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-05-01 or as agreed
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/811
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 07.Mar.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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