02/12/2021

Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in virology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Umeå University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Sweden › Umeå
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umeå University, is looking for a postdoctor (for 2 years) in virology to be active in a research project aiming at studying virus infection of the placenta.

Project description

You will use virology, immunology and cell biology technologies to study virus infection in primary cells from the placenta. The main part of the project involves analyzing cell-specific tropism, quantifying virus infection, and analyzing host cell responses. Cell- and virus culture, stem cell culture, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, RNA sequencing, qRT-PCR, are some of the methods used.

The project is for two years starting March 1, 2022 or by agreement.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Virology. The following qualifications are further a strong asset:

  • Expertise in cell culture and virus culture
  • Expertise in single cell RNA sequencing
  • Experience in stem cell culturing
  • Experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Experience with qRT-PCR

Ability to independently plan experiments, develop methods and carry out analyzes, and summarize results in English is a requirement.

It is expected that the candidate can conduct research in a highly independent manner and apply for own funding. In addition, the candidate should have documented good ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface between virology and biology, and to cooperate with other research groups.

Information about the research environment

The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects. This postdoc project will be carried out in a highly interdisciplinary environment and the fellow will be active in the group of Magnus Evander at the Department of Clinical Microbiology.

Stipend summary

The full-time 2 year stipend is financed by the Kempe Foundations (the stipend is tax-free).

Application

The application should contain:

  1. In one A4 page highlight your specific qualifications and motivation for this position
  2. Curriculum Vitae include full list of publications
  3. Certified copies of your PhD certificate and other relevant exam certificates
  4. Copy of your PhD thesis
  5. Copies of the two most relevant publications
  6. Name and contact information of at least two reference persons.
  7. Other relevant information regarding your competence

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-2482-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. Application deadline is 20 December 2021.

Send also a copy of your application to magnus.evander@umu.se

Further information

For more information, please contact Magnus Evander, Department of Clinical Microbiology, E-mail: magnus.evander@umu.se.

We look forward to receiving your application.

More Information

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Virology. The following qualifications are further a strong asset:

  • Expertise in cell culture and virus culture
  • Expertise in single cell RNA sequencing
  • Experience in stem cell culturing
  • Experience in flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Experience with qRT-PCR

Ability to independently plan experiments, develop methods and carry out analyzes, and summarize results in English is a requirement.

It is expected that the candidate can conduct research in a highly independent manner and apply for own funding. In addition, the candidate should have documented good ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment at the interface between virology and biology, and to cooperate with other research groups.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Umeå University
Sweden
Umeå

EURAXESS offer ID: 714868

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