Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 03 Feb 2022

Published: 2022-01-20

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has more than 100 employees, of which about 25 are doctoral students, 10 postdoctoral fellows, and 40 researchers, teachers and professors.

The research group of Stellan Sandler at the Department of Medical Cell Biology investigates experimentally mechanisms causing to type 1 diabetes (T1D) aiming to increase our understanding of how T1D develops and eventually leads to disease. The ultimate goal is to develop novel strategies to prevent the disease. A special focus in this context is the role of the immune system. Moreover, in collaborative translational projects data and samples from patients with T1D are being analysed in relation to the experimental findings. The experimental methods comprise rodent models of T1D including interventions, advanced cell and molecular biology techniques and data computation.

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The candidate should have a strong motivation and experience to conduct experimental T1D research, with special emphasis on the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of T1D.

The candidate is likely to have responsibilities for research and doctoral education in the area of experimental diabetes research, as well as supervision and teaching at the third, second and first-cycle levels. The candidate should contribute to the further progress of an active research team. The candidate will have an important role in the positive development of research and education in the area as well as in the collaboration with other researchers and teachers within and outside the Faculty. Administrative duties and internal and external representative assignments may be required. Duties could also include presenting information on research and development work.


  • Academic exam in medicine/biology.
  • PhD exam.
  • Post-doctoral training at internationally well recognized university.
  • Certificate to perform animal experiments (rodents).
  • Considerable experience from experimental diabetes research

Additional qualifications

  • Documented extensive experience of advanced flow cytometry.
  • Immune cytochemistry and profound knowledge to identify immune cells
  • Cell culture
  • Molecular biology methods
  • Knowledge about statistics and proficiency to handle relevant statistical programs
  • Scientific publications related to immunology and T1D
  • Ability to successfully communicate in English (written and oral)
  • Experience from establishing novel scientific techniques is much appreciated and desired

The application should include a short description of research interest and relevant experience, CV, copies of exams, other relevant certificates, documentation of the post-doctoral experience, documentation of teaching experience and pedagogic courses.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Stellan Sandler, 018-471 4430,

Please submit your application by 3 February 2022, UFV-PA 2022/95.

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Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

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 2022/95

Last application date: 2022-02-03

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