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Postdoc in DNA Damage Response and Innate Immunity - Gekara lab

We are looking for a postdoc with training in signal transduction to join our team in the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) ( The postdoctoral fellowship initially for two years subject to extension starts as soon as can be arranged.

Project description 

We are interested in understanding the mechanisms that govern the regulation of the DNA damage response and Innate immune signaling pathways and how the breakdown of such regulation influences the outcome of infections, inflammatory diseases and genome instability - associated disorders (Panda S, Nilsson JA, Gekara NO. Immunity. 2015 Oct 20;43(4):647-59; Härtlova A, et al., Immunity. 2015 Feb 17;42(2):332-43 and Erttmann SF, et al., Immunity. 2016 Jul 19;45(1):106-18). We have identified new regulatory molecules involved in the regulation of the DNA damage response and the immune system. The goal of this project is to investigate their role and mechanisms in health and disease.


You have a Ph.D. exam cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology or related fields at the time of recruitment. You are proficient in spoken and written English and have good communication skills.

Desirable qualifications

Interest in DNA damage signaling and/or immunology is a merit. Expertise in cell signaling, proficiency in cell culture, transfections, lentiviral /retroviral approaches for gene manipulation, immunoprecipitations, western blotting, ELISA, RT-qPCR and other cell/molecular biology techniques is required.

You apply directly to Nelson O. Gekara Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: +46 90-785 08 20, latest by 31 August 2018.

The application shall include:

  • A CV with information on education a list of previous and current employments
  • A list of publications
  • A personal letter containing research experience and interests, motivation for applying.
  • Contact details of three references.

Documents should be sent electronically as one file in a PDF format. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

More about us

Our lab ( is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden MIMS ( MIMS is the Swedish node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine and hosted with the multidisciplinary Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR,

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