Postdoctoral position in single cell proteomics
Sort on published: 2018-06-27
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 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 400 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 340 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 600 affiliated people.
The postdoctoral fellow will be placed in the newly established Gallant research group situated in the Molecular Tools research unit at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. The group is focused on developing and applying tools for single cell analysis and functional genetic approaches.
The post-doctoral position is funded by a Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) consortium grant focused on systems microscopy to study cancer cell migration. For the project, the post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for developing and applying oligonucleotide-antibody reagents for multiplex single cell protein or combined RNA and protein single cell analysis.
Your specific responsibilities include: antibody-oligonucleotide conjugation, cell culture, designing, setting up and running proximity ligation or extension assays, and single cell RNA sequencing including Illumina sequencing library preparation.
The candidate has a PhD degree in molecular biology, biomedical science, biotechnology or a similar discipline. Previous molecular biology experience with high-throughput DNA, RNA and antibody-based protein analysis is required.
Your work is both diligent and thorough. You enjoy learning new methods and developing new protocols and techniques.
The position will require both significant independent work and collaboration with others within the lab, the Molecular Tools unit and the SSF-supported consortium. You are highly engaged in your work and have excellent communication skills. Computer and English proficiency are essential. Interpersonal skills will be highly valued.
Your doctoral degree should have been earned no more than 3 years prior to the deadline of the application. If you received your PhD earlier but special circumstances exist, including for example, prolonged periods of illness, parental leave, military service, union duties, you are also eligible to apply.
Experience with protein-conjugation chemistry, next-generation sequencing, DNA primer design, high- throughput methods or single cell genomics is a strong advantage.
The application should contain an application letter with the motivation to join the group, curriculum vitae and list of scientific publications of the candidate. The name and contact details of the PhD supervisor and additional reference should also be included. The application should be written in English.
Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Salary: According to individual qualifications
Start date: As soon as possible
Form of employment: General temporary employment of two years
Extent of employment: 100%
For more information contact:
Caroline Gallant,+46 18 471 4935, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to apply no later than August 20, 2018. UFV-PA 2018/2377.
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: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
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 2018/2377
Last application date: 2018-08-20