PhD position in Medical Biochemistry
Sort on published: 2018-01-24
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 Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University constitutes a broad and international research and teaching environment with over 250 scientists, including over 40 PhD students. Research activities within the department focus on three principal domains: Biochemistry & Molecular Cell Biology, Genomics, and Microbiology & Immunology.
The Moustakas research group at IMBIM now seeks a motivated candidate with the ability to work independently and with a strong interest in pursuing a PhD degree in Medical Biochemistry with specialization on tumor biology at Uppsala University. The research project will focus on exploring mechanisms by which transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) control the ability of tumor cells to differentiate, invade and initiate tumor growth.
Project description: Transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) are proteins that drive tumor suppressor pathways in different tissues. The laboratory has previously analyzed mechanisms that link TGFbeta and BMP signaling to the regulation of cell proliferation, invasiveness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The new project aims at explaining how TGFbeta and BMP function in tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme and breast cancer. Biochemical and transcriptional mechanisms in tumor cell models are studied. In vivo tumor developments, invasiveness and metastasis will also be studied.
More information about the group: http://www.imbim.uu.se/Research/Biochemistry+and+Molecular+Cell+Biology+/Moustakas_Aristidis/?languageId=1
Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Master's or Medical degree or equivalent, with a focus on Medicine, Biomedicine, Biology and/or Biochemistry. The candidate is expected to take own initiatives as well as to collaborate with national and international colleagues both within and outside of the group. Good ability to master English in written and oral form is a requirement. Significant weight will be given to personal suitability.
The selection is based on the following criteria: completion of the above qualifications, grades in relevant courses, suitability of the courses to the research program, previous experience in working and/or performing research in the wider area that relates to the project described above. An integrated assessment of the applicant is generated in order to employ the best possible candidate that can succeed in the doctoral studies and contribute to a positive development of the research program.
To be employed as a PhD student, the applicant must be accepted in the postgraduate program. Information concerning doctoral education, requirements and rules of admission can be found in: http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years. Terms for graduate studies can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap §§1-7.
Formal Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research and doctoral studies. Other duties at the department, i.e. administration and teaching, may be included in the employment up to a maximum level of 20 %.
Application: Please submit your application by using the Uppsala University application portal, and by including i) a CV, ii) publications and/or a copy of master thesis or equivalent, iii) a letter describing your research interests, skills and motivation to apply for the position, together with iv) contact information of at least two referees (phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Aristidis Moustakas, email@example.com, phone: +46 (0)18 471 4732.
Please submit your application by February 23, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/170.
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Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/170
Last application date: 2018-02-23