Large scale, high-throughput analysis of bacterial cell wall samples
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Analytical Chemistry to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, Sweden. The opening is temporary with a competitive salary for two years (can be extended) and available immediately or as agreed.
The Cava lab at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology (Umeå University) studies cell wall biology and genetics in bacteria. Our goal is to improve the inventory of players in cell wall biogenesis, remodeling and regulation, characterize the function and interplay of known components, and evolve our work into quantitative studies and computational modeling. Gathered data will have an extraordinary potential as novel targets for the development of antimicrobials.
The recruited post-doc will be involved in the large scale, high-throughput analysis of bacterial cell wall samples using LC-MS. The person will also be responsible for the optimization and development of new analytical methods, sample preparation and analysis, and day-to-day maintenance and troubleshooting of the instruments.
Candidate must hold a University degree in Analytical Chemistry or Biology equivalent to a European University PhD at the time of recruitment. You should be highly motivated, have very good communication skills with senior colleagues and peers and the ability to interact in a team.
You need to have previous experience in analytical chemistry, particularly in the development of chromatographic methods, and sample preparation and analysis. A good knowledge of chromatography, mass spectrometry and associated software (e.g. Empower, UNIFI) is particularly qualifying. Knowledge in basic molecular biology techniques would be advantageous. Enthusiasm, the ability for good team work, and a good command of the English language are key qualifications.
About Umeå University:
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 400 employees and 34 000 students have already chosen Umeå University.
MIMS, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS, www.mims.umu.se) is the Swedish part within The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (www.nordicemblpartnership.org) , which was established in 2007 as a joint collaboration with the EMBL, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE). The partnership is dedicated to the growing field of life sciences that investigates the molecular basis of disease and explores molecularly and genetically based treatments.
The Partnership provides access to scientific infrastructure, including databases, facilities and instrumentation, as well as to clinical materials and networks and training activities provided by the partners and adopts the EMBL model for international recruitment, staff turnover and scientific reviews.
About the Department of Molecular Biology:
The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department’s main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education as well as interactions with the community. For more information, see: www.molbiol.umu.se