Postdoctoral position in neuroimmunology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 12 Apr 2023

Published: 2023-03-22

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The Department of Medical Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 900 additional coworkers connected via the Uppsala University Hospital. The Department of Medical Sciences has a broad research profile with strong research groups in a number of different areas. The research carried out at the department is performed in close connection with the clinical activities at the Uppsala University Hospital, which includes both basic studies on the causes of a variety of illnesses and the development and evaluation of improved diagnostics and new treatment methods. More information about the Department of Medical Sciences can be found at

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The research group in clinical neurophysiology conducts translational research that focuses on optimizing diagnostics, follow-up and pathophysiological mapping of diseases due to disturbed neuromuscular transmission. The current research project aims to validate circulating biomarkers in blood samples in the autoimmune neuromuscular disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Tasks include molecular biology work with methods such as RNA isolation, qPCR, protein analyzes etc. of patient samples. Other duties include compiling data, managing the collection of samples and biobanking as well as statistical analyses. Supervision of PhD students and other students as well as teaching is also included. 

PhD degree in molecular biology or immunology or a foreign degree equivalent to this PhD degree. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

We seek highly motivated individuals for this position, who have extensive experiences in molecular biology and/or autoimmunity. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish and a collaborative attitude are also required.

Additional qualifications
Practical experience of lab work including RNA isolation qPCR, protein level analysis as well as handling biosamples and databases. Supervising and teaching experience is desirable 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement, with a possible prolongation of 1-2 years.. Extent of employment:100 %. Starting date 2023-06-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anna Rostedt Punga, email:, telephone: 018-4714941.

Please submit your application by April 12, 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1112

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Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: fast

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1112

Last application date: 2023-04-12

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