Postdoctoral fellow

Postdoctoral fellow

Pontus Aspenström

Uppsala, Sweden

We invite applications for a postdoctoral appointment in the research
group of Pontus Aspenström, in the Vascular Biology Unit at the Dept. of
Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP), Uppsala University, Sweden.
The research group is studying the Ras-like family of Rho GTPases,
which are key regulators of the actin filament system and thereby control vital
cellular processes such as cell morphogenesis, cell polarity and cell
migration. The research is aimed to elucidate the Rho-dependent signalling
mechanisms in health and disease. One set of projects
focus on the Miro GTPases, which are key players in mitochondrial
homeostasis and functioning. Their importance in a physiological context also
makes them significant proteins in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases.
Another set of projects
focus on the
role of the so-called atypical Rho GTPases
, which is a subclass of the Rho GTPases, in malignant mesothelioma and
glioblastoma. The principal goal is to elucidate the mechanisms behind the
derailed function of atypical Rho GTPases in cancer cell migration and
metastasis and to identify new targets for drug treatment.

 The Department of immunology, genetics and pathology at Uppsala
University (
www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with several internationally
strong research groups. Uppsala University is part of a Swedish consortium,
SciLifeLab.se (www.scilifelab.se), which provides state-of the art
infrastructure for advanced life science research including platforms for
Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery and Development, and Advanced Light
Microscopy.

 Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated, talented and
well-educated researcher with a PhD degree awarded within the past three years
in cell biology, neuroscience or in a related research topic.

 Merits:
The applicant should have a strong background in
molecular cell biology and practical experience of advanced cell biology
techniques, including microscopy and imaging, is a prerequisite.
The candidate should have excellent
collaboration skills and experience in working in an international research
environment.

 Scholarship/salary: A
scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum
of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral
degree or equivalent. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.
The amount is set for twelve months at a
time and is paid out on a monthly basis. 

 Application: An application
must contain the following documents in English: 1.Curriculum vitae and qualifications
2. A complete list of publications. 3. A letter describing the motivation to join the group
and a brief summary of current research (1-2 pages).
4. Contact details for two reference persons.

 The applications will be assessed based on eligibility requirements,
achievements in related research areas, and personal suitability. 

 For more information, contact Pontus Aspenström, pontus.aspenstrom@igp.uu.se.We decline offers of recruitment and advertising
help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

 

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Postdoctoral fellow