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

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

Deadline: 12 August 2014
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.

The programme is open to all nationalities and features of the positions include:
• Development of a project proposal forms the basis for recruitment
• Funding for research within a multidisciplinary environment
• Two years of secure funding
• Access to UCMR-MIMS-affiliated core facilities and technical platforms.

The positions are full-time for 24 months.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a field relevant for the position completed within the past three years.

Candidates for the UCMR-MIMS postdoc programme are encouraged to design their own research project based on one of the UCMR-MIMS project ideas listed below. These ideas should then be developed into research project proposals by the candidates. Preferable the project PI should be contacted for discussion of the project and the application before submission.

The candidates' merits and project proposals will be assessed by a panel of UCMR researchers and a selected group of applicants will then be invited for on-line interviews. Thereafter it will be decided if some applicants will be offered a postdoctoral position. The number of positions that will be filled is not predetermined but can be a maximum of seven.

Application

The application should include: (i) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and motives for the application; (ii) a short research proposal of approximately 2 pages describing a self-defined project based on one of the project ideas listed below; (iii) a Curriculum Vitae; (iv) a publication list; (v) copy of a PhD degree certificate; (vi) the names and contact details of at least two references.

For further information, please contact Professor Bernt Eric Uhlin, scientific coordinator of UCMR and MIMS, +46-(0)90-785 6731, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

The application must be submitted electronically and all documents should be included in one single file in PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with reference number AN 2.2.1.4-701-14, should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive 12 August 2014 at the latest.

We welcome your application!
(announcement in Swedish and English on www.umu.se)

Project Ideas:
 

Project title

Principal
Investigator

Project
ideas

Bacterial adhesion fimbriae – characterization and investigation. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Identification of novel cell wall targets associated to pathogenesis of Gram-negative bacteria. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
The effect of concomitant malaria and Rift Valley fever infections on pathogenesis and case fatality. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Prepilin peptidases – structure/function studies and evaluation as targets for development of novel antimicrobials. Åke Forsberg pdfpdf
Defence responses of human intestinal epithelium to challenges from bacteria and their released components. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Deconvolution of interactions between antibiotic treatment, bacterial persistence and the stringent response. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Identifying the role of 5'-untranslated RNAs for virulence factor expression. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Mechanism for the generation of membrane vesicles in host cells during flavivirus replication. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdf.pdf
Bacterial surface adhesins: structure, assembly and function. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Influence of surfaces on bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Structure, assembly and spatial organization of bacterial cytoskeleton. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Structural studies of proteins important for bacteria-host interactions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Postdoctoral position to study the function of type VI secretion systems. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf
Studying regulation of inflammation during invasive mycoses to identify new targets for antifungal therapy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. pdfpdf



 

Contact for questions: Bernt Eric Uhlin, director MIMS and UCMR, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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