PhD position in Microbiology UFV-PA 2018/12
Sort on published: 2018-01-09
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
PhD position in Microbiology – Infection biology of Giardia intestinalis at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology/Microbiology program.
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 Staffan Svärd’s research group at the Microbiology program.
Project description: Within the PhD project we will investigate how the intestinal parasite Giardia intestinalis interacts with host cells and cause disease. This will be done in different in vitro and in vivo systems. In the project gene modifications using CRISPR-Cas will be developed. The methods applied within this PhD project include high-throughput sequencing of DNA and RNA followed by computational analysis of the generated data, cell culturing, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, as well as other molecular and cell biology techniques.
Duties: Research in the project and teaching up to 20%.
Requirements: Master degree in Infection biology or equivalent. Basic knowledge in programming is an advantage. Also, hands-on experience in parasitic infection of cells and CRISPR-related methods is desired. 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.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds
For further information about the position please contact Staffan Svärd, ICM, email: email@example.com , phone: +46 (0)18 4714558 For information about the research group, please visit http://www.icm.uu.se/mikrobiologi/.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: February 1st, 2018 or as agreed on.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2018-01-22, UFV-PA 2018/18.
Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/12
Last application date: 2018-01-22