Research assistant in genetics of neurodegenerative disorders
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The research group of Molecular Geriatrics at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences is located at the Rudbeck Laboratory. Our research is focused on treatment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The research is conducted in collaboration with other research groups internationally and in Sweden, as well as with various pharmaceutical companies
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In our laboratory, we have previously identified three APP mutations causing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Functional analyses of these mutations have enabled us to better understand disease pathogenesis and have provided novel insights that can aid in the development of new treatment strategies.
Main aim of this project is to study new disease causing mutations. Cell culture, ELISA, Western-Blot and other molecular analysis methods are used in order to achieve project goals. Research assistant also will be involved in the analysis of exome sequencing data as well as other ongoing projects within our group.
Master's degree, within biomedicine, biological/chemical engineering, life science or equivalent. We require knowledge and experimental experience within molecular biology techniques, including cell culture and immunological analysis methods.
Knowledge of bioinformatics and public databases. Experience of DNA isolation and analysis including PCR/qPCR as well as mass spectrometry.
The application must contain a cover letter describing the applicant’s background and research interests, an updated CV including a list of previous publications, as well as copies of diplomas and certificates of higher academic degrees. Please also attach contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) to two referees.
About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting as agreed.
For further information about the position, please contact:
Vilmantas Giedraitis, email@example.com, +46 73-4697455.
Please submit your application by 22 of March 2023, UFV-PA 2023/293.
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Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Special fixed-term employment
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/293
Last application date: 2023-03-22
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