Postdoc in Quantitative Microbiology/Biophysics
Sort on published: 2018-05-24
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The position is with the research group of Johan Elf (http://elflab.icm.uu.se) and is part of a KAW funded project that aims to map the physical principles for how proteins search for specific sequences in the genome or transcriptome. We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment and you will work in close collaboration with microbiologists, microfluidics engineers, biophysicists, computer scientists, optical engineers, biochemists and molecular biologists. The project is also an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers in biology, engineering and physics and you will work closely with several of these groups (http://elflab.icm.uu.se/kaw/agile).
The Elflab is now recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in quantitative microbiology and the biophysical aspects of life.
You will use and develop new single molecule /single-cell tools that make it possible to connect changes in genomic DNA sequence to changes in intracellular kinetics for thousands of different bacterial strains in parallel. You will construct and phenotype large genetic libraries with respect to complex dynamic intercellular processes. The project aims at understanding the principles for sequence specific target localization in the intracellular environment.
Please see http://elflab.icm.uu.se/ for more information about the research in the Elflab.
You will need a strong track record from experimental projects, a passion for science and good interpersonal skills are prerequisites for the position. We require that you also have
- A PhD* in relevant subject area, e.g. biophysics or molecular microbiology.
- A Self-motivated personality with interest in fundamental science or methods development.
- An excellent team working skills.
- A documented experience of solving scientific problems.
- An excellent communication skills in English.
The ideal candidate should also have:
- Skills in the fields of microbiology, experimental biophysics and programming.
- Good programming skills.
- Good knowledge in microbiology
- Experience with biophysical methods development.
- Experience with bacterial strain construction
*To be considered for this position you should have earned your PhD degree less than three years before the application deadline. Exceptions can be made for parental leave, military service etc.
Application should include
- CV including a list of publications.
- Cover letter (maximum 1 page)
- Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three reference persons.
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.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 1st of October 2018 or according to agreement
Type of employment: Temporary position two years. Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than no later than 5th of September 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1867
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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 2018/1867
Last application date: 2018-09-05