PhD position in Microbiology – Post-transcriptional gene regulation in bacterial pathogens
Sort on published: 2017-11-14
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The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into six major programs with a total of 220 employees. Research at the department is focused on understanding how living organisms function at the cellular level. The PhD position is placed in Erik Holmqvist’s research group at the Microbiology program.
Project description: Within the PhD project we will investigate how pathogenic bacteria use protein and RNA molecules to regulate gene expression in order to meet challenges in the surrounding environment. In particular, the project will focus on characterizing the molecular mechanisms underlying post-transcriptional gene regulation of bacterial virulence functions.
The main model organism used for these studies is the pathogenic bacterium Salmonella Typhimurium, which infects a wide range of animals, including humans. The methods applied within this PhD project include high-throughput sequencing of RNA, flow cytometry, as well as other molecular and microbiological techniques.
Duties: Research in the project and teaching up to 20%.
Requirements: Master degree in Molecular biology, Biotechnology, or equivalent. Hands-on experience in bacterial infection experiments and RNA-related methods is desired. Basic knowledge in programming is an advantage. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Assessment of personal suitability will be an important aspect in the selection.
Application: Application should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience (1 page), a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a copy of your master thesis or equivalent, and 1 letter of reference.
For further information about the position please contact Erik Holmqvist, ICM, email: email@example.com. For information about the research group, please visit http://www.icm.uu.se/microbiology/holmqvist-lab/.
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Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: November/December 2017
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than December 5, 2017. UFV-PA 2017/4156
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Fia Wolters, ST 018-471 4088
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4156
Last application date: 2017-12-05