Researcher in orthopedics

Updated: 11 days ago
Deadline: 01 Aug 2022

Published: 2022-06-14

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 Surgical Sciences (IKV) is part of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. IKV has about 160 employees and 200 registered doctoral (third cycle) students, the majority of which are clinically active doctors and nurses. The yearly turnover is SEK 152 million. Research is conducted at the department, as well as teaching in the first, second and third cycles. Teaching is, among other areas, conducted within the education programmes for doctors, nurses and specialty nurses. Research is conducted in research groups organised according to surgical specialties and closely aligned subject areas, such as anaesthesia and intensive care and radiology. A great deal of research is conducted in cooperation between separate research groups within IKV and other departments at Uppsala University, as well as other universities in Sweden and the rest of the world. Many of the department's employees have combined positions at the University Hospital.

Experimental, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted at the unit for orthopedics ( ) and our translational research is located at OrthoLab. Within the framework of a VR project that pertains to preventing early complications after hip replacement surgery (2021-00980), we are now looking for a researcher who will work with the development and evaluation of materials with both antimicrobial and osteoconductive properties. This is a fixed-term employment, full-time for two years.

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As a researcher you will be asked to evaluate the growth and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and osteoblasts from mouse or humans for various ceramic and metallic materials using microscopy, flow cytometry, ELISA and qPCR. Furthermore, bacterial growth and formation of biofilm on different materials will be studied using microbiological methods. The tasks include independent writing of articles and presenting the results at national and international conferences. The tasks also include collaboration with other researchers within the research group and you are expected to supervise students at the master’s degree level and doctoral students with a maximum of 20% of your working hours. You will be supervising two biomedical scientists/resarch assistants. 

To be qualified for employment as a researcher one must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in biological or medical sciences, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctoral degree within the stated field of medical science. To qualify one must also have completed a post-doc in the same subject area. Particular emphasis will be placed on very good knowledge in cell biology with a focus on cell culture, as well as experience with the above-described assessment methods.

We attach great importance to personal qualities and you should have a good ability to collaborate with others. The applicant must have good communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Additional qualifications
Qualifications refer to experience of material science or microbiology.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position for 2 years.Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 2022-09-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Nils Hailer,

Please submit your application by 1st of August 2022 , UFV-PA 2022/2393.

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Placement: Department of Surgical Sciences

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/2393

Last application date: 2022-08-01

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