Sort on published: 2018-04-16
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The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 375 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 340 employees, out of which 120 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 600 affiliated people.
The position of research assistant is in Dr Taija Mäkinen’s group at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The research group focuses on studying the regulation of the lymphatic vasculature using genetic mouse models and cell and molecular biology techniques. Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at http://www.makinenlab.com
The research assistant will provide technical help with the experimental work, in particular:
- Genotyping of mice by PCR.
- Tissue dissection and preparation for (confocal) microscopy.
- Immunostaining of tissues and tissue sections.
The research assistant will also help with tasks required to keep the research group running smoothly, including preparation of reagents and ordering of laboratory supplies.
BSc degree in biology, molecular biology or biotechnology; or equivalent. Experience in standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA/protein extraction) and histology is required. The position requires high organisation and excellent record keeping skills. Emphasis will be placed on communication and teamwork skills, which are required for efficient interaction with the lab members, and enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise. Good English communication skills are required since the working language in the lab is English.
Graduated from BMA program
MSc degree in biology, molecular biology or biotechnology
Previous experience in microscopy (confocal) is advantageous.
Salary: According to individual qualifications
Start date: 2018-07-01
Form of employment: general temporary employment until 2018-12-31
Extent of employment: 90%
For more information contact:
Taija Mäkinen,018-471 4151,firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to apply no later than May 1, 2018. UFV-PA 2018/1211.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 90%
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 2018/1211
Last application date: 2018-05-01
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