Sort on published: 2017-09-20
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (http://www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with several strong research groups focused on Genomics, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: Medical and Clinical Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, Tumor Biology and Vascular Biology. Parts of the organization are also integrated with the departments for Clinical Genetics, Immunology and Pathology-Cytology at Uppsala University hospital. The department provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences, including access to front-line technology as well as core facilities for cell analyses, DNA sequencing and genotyping. The Department has a yearly turnover of around 340 million SEK with a staff of around 340 people, 120 of which are PhD-students.
Detection and characterization of microvesicles as a means of diagnostic tool. To establish sensitive assays for detection and characterization of microvesicles and evaluation of those as diagnostic tools in different diseases including cancers. The work will include isolation and purification of exosomes, conjugation of affinity binders, establishment of affinity-based advanced detection methods with qPCR and flow cytometry readouts, validation of the methods in clinical materials, supervision of graduate and undergraduate students (max 20%).
PhD in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, biomedicine or similar. To be eligible to apply the applicant must have a PhD completed within three years of the application deadline. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience in working with qPCR, and flow cytometry is required. Skills in using computer and relevant programs are required. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic skills, good collaboration skills and ability to work independently.
Previous experiences in working with extracellular vesicles, experience in bioinformatics/biostatistics and experiences in molecular tools are desirable. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic skills, good collaboration skills and ability to work independently. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.
Application: The application should contain an application letter with the motivation to join the group, curriculum vitae and list of scientific publications of the candidate. The name and contact details of the PhD supervisor should also be included. Three letters of recommendation can either be send together with the application or submitted directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay: According to individual qualifications
Starting date: as soon as possible
Type of employment: general temporary employment of two years
Working hours: 100%
For more information about the position, please contact
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, 018-471 4454, email@example.com
You are welcome to submit your application no later than Oct 15, 2017. UFV-PA 2017/3219.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3219
Last application date: 2017-10-15