Researcher in bacteriology with a focus on antibiotic development
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The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology (IMBIM) at Uppsala University constitutes a broad and international research and teaching environment with over 250 scientists, including nearly 40 PhD students. Research activities within the department focus on three principal domains: Biochemistry & Molecular Cell Biology, Genomics, and Microbiology & Immunology.
Description: The candidate will work in a research group at Uppsala University, primarily within ENABLE, a collaborative European project in antibiotic discovery and development. The project is supported by the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative as part of its New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs programme. The aim of ENABLE is to develop novel antibiotics against Gram-negative bacteria. Multiple projects are worked on concurrently and at different stages of development.
Duties: The successful candidate is expected to carry out a range of duties including microbiology testing on novel compounds, selection and genomic analysis of resistant mutants, development of novel bacterial strains, and project management duties. Moreover, the candidate is anticipated to be involved in the theoretical parts of the projects by setting up new testable hypotheses based on results obtained within the frame of the project. Within the duties of the position is the supervision of project students as well as aiding in lab management. Some teaching may be included.
Qualifications required: To be eligible for this position, the applicant must hold a Ph.D in microbiology, microbial molecular biology or bacterial genetics with extensive experience and knowledge of molecular methods in bacterial genetics and bacterial physiology. Excellent spoken and written English is required. You must be able to work both independently as well as a part of national and international team-members. We are looking for someone with a suitable personality.
Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: as soon as possible for a period maximum to the end of January 2021 with eventual possibility to extension.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Diarmaid Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than August 30, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2587.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Seko Universitetsklubben email@example.com
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2587
Last application date: 2019-08-30
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