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Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Infection Biology and Molecular Infection Medicine at Umeå University

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Infection Biology and Molecular Infection Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden

Deadline: April 9th, 2017

Several positions are open for postdoctoral candidates interested to do research in the highly interactive and multidisciplinary research environment UCMR – Umeå Centre for Microbial Research at Umeå University, Sweden.

UCMR includes The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) – the Swedish node of The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. UCMR-MIMS researchers combine a strong molecular infection biology programme with chemical biology to clarify molecular mechanisms of microbial infections. We aim to recruit new postdoctoral scientists with competence and ideas that will strengthen the research environment and contribute to its renewal.

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Postdoc opportunities in cryo-electron tomography and in vitro reconstitution of human RNA virus replication

Postdoc opportunities in cryo-electron tomography and in vitro reconstitution of human RNA virus replication

Carlson lab, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden and part of the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, UCMR.

Two postdoctoral fellowships are available immediately in the lab of Lars-Anders Carlson at Umeå University, Sweden. The lab studies the genome replication of human RNA viruses using cryo-electron tomography, in vitro membrane reconstitution and fluorescence microscopy.

1. Structural studies of viral replication complexes in cells. The postdoctoral fellow will use cryo-FIB-milling and cryo-electron tomography to structurally characterise replication complexes inside virus-producing cells. The fellow will have full access to Umeå's new state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility (including a Scios FIB/SEM instrument and a Titan Krios with phase plate, energy filter and direct detectors), as well as excellent resources for cell biology and virology. A collaboration with an internationally leading virology lab is established.
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2. Synthetic biology of membrane-localised viral genome replication. The postdoctoral fellow will reconstitute viral replication complexes from individual purified proteins, RNA and synthetic giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs). The ensuing dynamics will be studied by quantitative fluorescence microscopy at Umeå's high-end fluorescence microscopy facility BiCU. Structural studies of purified complexes may also be conducted using cryo-EM. A collaboration with a leading virology lab is established and excellent resources for biochemistry are available within the department.
Reference: FS 2.1.6-306-17

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Postdoc in Innate Immunity (Gekara Lab)

We are looking for a postdoc in Innate Immunity to the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) (http://www.mims.umu.se/groups/nelson-gekara.html). The position will be placed at The Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University. The position is initially for two years with a possibility for extension. It will start 2017-03-31 or at a later date as agreed.

Project description - mechanisms of innate immune regulation during infection and inflammation

We are interested in understanding the mechanisms that govern the regulation of pattern recognition receptor signaling pathways and how the breakdown of such regulation influences the outcome of infectious or inflammatory diseases (http://www.mims.umu.se/groups/nelson-gekara.html). Recently we have identified a number of new signaling molecules involved in the regulation of the innate immune system (e.g. 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). The goal of this project is to investigate their molecular mechanisms during infection and inflammation.

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Jobs and Fellowships at MIMS - UCMR

Are you interested in joining one of our research group?
We are constantly looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic

  • Bachelor and Master students
  • PhD students
  • Post docs

who would like to join MIMS or UCMR, the Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, at Umeå University?

We are working in a creative, dynamic and competitive multidisciplinary environment. If you are curious and passionate about deciphering basic molecular and cellular mechanisms in microbiology and infection biology, we would be happy to have you in our team!

Please contact our communication officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you are interested in joining our centres.

We will soon publish a new call for Group Leader Position on this website and on www.umu.se/english/about-umu/open-positions. Please come back!

Emmanuelle Charpentier about MIMS (2015):
“A sense of high-level education and high-level research, a respect for excellent research, an understanding of support for basic research, for long—term training of PhD students and understanding that good research also comes with time, good working conditions, a sense of community joining forces and reduced administrative burden, respect for junior scientists.” 

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