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Postdoc in Cell biology and Innate Immunity

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 will be placed at The Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University. It is initially for two years and subject to extension with start as soon as can be arranged.

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

We are interested in understanding the mechanisms that govern the regulation of the DNA damage and immune signaling pathways and how the breakdown of such regulation influences the outcome of infectious, inflammatory diseases and genome instability - associated disorders ( Recently we have identified a number of new signaling molecules involved in the regulation of the DNA damage response and the 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 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
Expertise in cell signaling, interest in immunology is a merit. 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.

Work duties
Design, perform and analyze experiments and write papers. The work will involve performing animal and cell culture infection experiments and the analysis of inflammatory signaling processes by biochemical, cell/molecular biological techniques.

You apply latest 2017-08-31 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.

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 in MS Word or 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 in Molecular Medicine and hosted with the multidisciplinary Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR,

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