PhD position within the field of immunology and type 1 diabetes
Sort on published: 2018-05-24
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 Cell Biology at Uppsala University has a strong and international research environment with over 100 scientists, including around 25 PhD students, 20 postdocs and 30 researchers and professors.
Project description: The PhD student will work within the field of immunology and type 1 diabetes. The overall purpose of the project is to increase the understanding of key roles of regulatory immune cells, which produce anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-10 and interleukin-35. Using flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and other in vitro immunological assays, the PhD student will work on the kinetic responses of regulatory immune cells by using animal models of type 1 diabetes and human samples from diabetic patients.
The work will be conducted in the research group of Stellan Sandler (http://www.mcb.uu.se/res/groups/ss/).
Duties: The successful candidate will engage in research work 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 %.
Requirements: The candidate should have a Master of Science (MSc) in biomedicine, biology, engineering, life sciences, medicine or another relevant area and have good communication skills in oral and written English. He/she must also have experience of handling experimental animals and have obtained a FELASA Category C course certificate/function B course certificate.
Desirable skills: Good knowledge and experience of flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, intracellular staining, ELISA, multiplex ELISA, handling of human samples, regulatory T and regulatory B cells, tolerogenic antigen presenting cells, in vitro immunosuppressive assay, embedding of tissue and tissue sectioning, and image processing software e.g. Adobe illustrator.
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 at http:// www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. The length of the study period for full time employment is a maximum of four years.
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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Stellan Sandler (Stellan.Sandler@mcb.uu.se), telephone +46 (0) 18 471 4430
Please submit your application by June 14, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1928.
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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
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 2018/1928
Last application date: 2018-06-14