Uppsala University (UU)

Postdoctoral fellow in translational research in neuro-oncology

Uppsala University (UU)

Uppsala, Sweden

Postdoctoral position

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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 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.

Work tasks:
- Full-time research in the field “neuro-oncology, immunotherapy, individualized treatment and biomarkers” in collaboration with national and international partners.
- Work with techniques including: molecular biology techniques (cloning, quantitative PCR, sequencing), cell culture, immunohistochemistry and microscopy, cell flow cytometry analysis.
- Supervision of master- and doctoral students.
- In collaboration with team members, contribute to keeping the laboratory and infrastructure running.

Required qualifications:
PhD in tumor biology or immunology:
- Experience of working with experimental animals.
- FELASA C certification.
- Documented experience of several of the methods mentioned in “Work tasks”.
- Excellent collaborative ability as verified by supervisors and research team members during doctoral studies.
- Excellent communication skills in English

Desirable qualifications:
Experience working with GMO, safety class II.

Salary: According to individual qualifications.

Start date: 2019-09-01.

Form of employment: general temporary employment of two years.

Extent of employment: 100%.

For more information contact: Mats Hellström, mats.hellstrom@igp.uu.se.

You are welcome to apply no later than June 7, 2019. UFV-PA 2019/1277.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.