Postdoctoral position in Immunology

Updated: about 2 hours ago
Deadline: 13 Jan 2023

Published: 2022-09-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biologyis organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at https://icm.uu.se .

The post-doc position is available in the research group Immunology and immunotherapy led by Professor Sandra Kleinau and is placed in the Microbiology & Immunology program.

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Duties
We are searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with excellent track record to identify and solve scientific problems. The employment is for 2 years, aiming to develop antibody-based cancer immunotherapy and to identify mechanisms of effector cells responsible for tumor destruction. By using 2 and 3-dimensional human-immune cell tumor models, molecular mechanisms and novel treatment strategies in hematological malignancies are investigated.

General responsibilities include design, implement, and to interpret experiments, both independently and in collaboration, and communicate scientific results at seminars, conferences and in articles. Teaching and supervision at advanced level may apply, as well as other duties within the research group.

Requirements
A PhD in immunology, biotechnology, biomedicine or related field, having experience of research within innate and/or adaptive immunity. The applicant’s Ph.D. degree should have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date; periods of sick leave or parental leave are deduced from the three-year period.

Applicants must have documented and extensive experience of multi-parameter flow cytometry as well as experience of mammalian cell culture (primary cells and cell lines), immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy and molecular biology techniques. Knowledge of monoclonal antibodies, spheroids, cell sorting, phagocytosis is an advantage. Statistic skills are merits.

The applicants are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, good interpersonal skills, good computer skills, including knowledge of how to use FlowJo, Prism, and Excel, and demonstrated scientific excellence; evidenced by publications as well as presenting at national and international meetings.

The application should be written in English and include:

  • Letter of motivation with a short description of your previous research and why you consider you are a good match for the position (1-2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae, including a description of education, previous positions and experiences, as well as a full publication list.
  • Copy of PhD diploma.
  • Recommendation letters,including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to 2-3 reference persons.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment is 100%. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Sandra Kleinau, sandra.kleinau@icm.uu.se , +46 (0)18 471 4061.

Please submit your application by 13 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/3569.

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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary.

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3569

Last application date: 2023-01-13


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