PhD student position in vascular biology in the group of Taija Mäkinen
Sort on published: 2017-10-25
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 several strong research groups focused on Genomics, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: Medical and Clinical Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, Medical Radiation Science, Tumor Biology and Vascular Biology. Parts of the organization are also integrated with the departments for Clinical Genetics, Immunology and Pathology-Cythology at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences. The Department has a yearly turnover of around 350 million SEK with a staff of around 340 people, 116 of which are PhD-students.
PhD student position is available for a highly motivated individual with interest in vascular/developmental biology to join the laboratory of Dr. Taija Mäkinen at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in the lab focuses on understanding the regulation of the lymphatic vasculature in physiological and pathological conditions. The selected candidate will characterize in vivo models of genetic lymphatic vascular diseases and study the underlying mechanisms by using a variety of molecular and cell biological approaches (including advanced microscopy, flow cytometry and RNA sequencing).
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at www.makinenlab.com
The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employment (maximum 20%).
The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Molecular Biology). Experience with experimental research, molecular and cell biology and (confocal) microscopy are required. Experience with tissue dissection, preparation and staining as well as image processing and analysis would be advantageous. Strong merit would be knowledge of vascular and/or developmental biology. Good skills in oral and written English are required.
The application should include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, contact details of two references and a short description of the applicant and his/her experience. Letters(s) of recommendation may be included. If the applicant has published scientific papers, they can also be included.
Information about education at the postgraduate level, admission requirements and admission decisions can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/vill_du_borja/
Selection of applicants will be done by the future tutor for the selected student in consultation with the postgraduate study group of the Department. The Postgraduate Programmes Committee at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine will formally approve the student's admission.
Pay: According to local guidelines at Uppsala University.
For further information about the position please contact:
Dr. Taija Mäkinen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-11-15, UFV-PA 2017/3803.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the 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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3803
Last application date: 2017-11-15