Postdoctoral position in orthopedics
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The Department of Surgical Sciences (IKV) is a part of the Medical Faculty at Uppsala University. The department has apporoximately 110 employees, more than 170 registred PhD students and a turnover of approximately 152 millions. The department is responsible for undergraduate courses, part of the medical, nursing, logopedic and biomedical program. Furthermore, IKV is responsible for several programs in the nursing profession as well as separate courses and supplementary courses. IKV has a strong connection to the clinical work at the Akademiska sjukhuset.
Experimental, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted at the unit for orthopedics (https://www.surgsci.uu.se/Forskning/forskningsomraden/Ortopedi/) and our translational research is located at OrthoLab. Within the framework of a VR project that pertains to preventing early complications after hip replacement surgery (2018-02612), we are now looking for a postdoctoral fellow who will work with the development and evaluation of materials with both antimicrobial and osteoconductive properties.
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be asked to evaluate the growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts from mouse or humans for various ceramic and metallic materials using microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR. Furthermore, bacterial growth and formation of biofilm on different materials will be studied using microbiological methods. The tasks include independent writing of articles and presenting the results at national and international conferences. The tasks also include collaboration with other researchers within the research group and you are expected to supervise students at the master’s degree level and doctoral students with a maximum of 20% of your working hours.
Basic education such as a biologist or biomedicist. To be qualified for employment as a postdoctoral fellow one must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in biological or medical sciences, or have a foreign degree that corresponds to a doctoral degree within the stated field of medical science. The degree must have been completed no more than 3 years before the application deadline. Particular emphasis will be placed on very good knowledge in cell biology with a focus on cell culture, as well as experience with the above-described assessment methods.
We attach great importance to personal qualities and you should have a good ability to collaborate with others. The applicant must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.
Qualifications refer to experience of material science, microbiology or stem cell biology.
Your application should include:
- A personal letter regarding suitability, interest in the position and research interest
- CV with list of publications
- Contact information of at least two reference persons (email and telephone number)
- Degree certificate, as well as other relevant documentation
Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of all genders, and with different birth background and life experience.
Salary: Individual salary
Starting date: Autumn semester 2019 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of position: Full time for two years
For further information about the position please contact professor Nils Hailer, firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding employment contact HR-generalist Higran Saghir, email@example.com or Personal coordinator Karin Johansson firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than April 23 2019, UFV-PA 2019/977
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Surgical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/977
Last application date: 2019-04-23
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