The laboratory of Professor Tor Ny investigates the role of the protease plasminogen in inflammatory processes such as wound healing, radiation side effects, periodontitis and periimplantitis. We have discovered that the plasma protein plasminogen is a key inflammatory regulator that play an important role in the defense against several diseases. Unique mouse models for the study of these diseases have been developed.
We offer two postdoctoral stipends for two years each to study the effects of plasminogen in disease models in mice. The studies involve common methods in cell biology, immunology molecular biology and biochemistry. Most of our studies involve analysis of genetically modified mice.
The candidates should hold, or be about to be awarded, a PhD degree or equivalent in cell- or molecular biology or other relevant areas. We are looking for candidates with experience in mouse models and with good knowledge of mouse genetics, physiology and anatomy. Very good oral and written communication skills in English are required. Emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities such as collaboration and communication skills as well as analytical capacity.
The application should be submitted as one single document in word- or pdf-format.
The application should include:
- A cover letter in which you describe your qualifications and motivation (max 1 page)
- CV and publication list
- Copies of relevant degree certificate (s)
- Names and contact information of at least two reference persons
Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-21-20, should be sent to email@example.com (state the reference number as subject), before 2020-02-15.
The department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics is located within the Chemical Biological Centre (in Swedish “Kemiskt Biologiskt Centrum”, KBC) – an interdisciplinary research centre for the life/natural sciences and medicine at Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The centre is unique in its collaborative structure and offers an excellent scientific infrastructure with several core facilities and technical platforms. Our goal is to promote a positive, creative, and interdisciplinary environment for research combined with an excellent graduate and undergraduate education. You can find more information here: www.umu.se/en/kbc.
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