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Postdoc opportunity in the Urban lab

Two-year postdoc opportunity up for grabs in the Urban lab at Umeå University, Department of Clinical Microbiology

Picture1 Constantin UProject: We are an internationally leading research group interested in innate immunity in bacterial and fungal infections. The current project aims at elucidating fundamental cellular mechanisms in neutrophils which regulate metal ion fluxes and how these processes contribute to antimicrobial activities of these phagocytes. We use sophisticated methodologies such as high-resolution X-ray fluorescence, spinning disk microscopy, ICP mass spectrometry, and whole genome transcriptional profiling using RNA-Seq.

Come and join a motivated and energetic team in the beautiful North of Sweden!  Continue reading for more details about this opportunity.

Image credit: C. Urban, MIMS-UCMR. Heatmap from X-ray fluorescent experiment showing element distribution of zinc (Zn), sulfur (S) and potassium (K) in neutrophil (PMN) engulfing yeast.

Application deadline: 8 February 2021

For more information, please contact:

Constantin Urban, Ph.D. 

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Associate Professor

Official job application link will come soon. 


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Department of Clinical microbiology,

Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, 

Molecular Infection Medicine, Sweden,

Umeå University,

Emmanuelle Charpentier took the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle has been awarded jointly with Jennifer Doudna the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. She is a former group leader at MIMS, honorary doctor at Umeå University and former visiting professor at UCMR.

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Emmanuelle Charpentier, Alumna at MIMS, Director of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany.

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Battling antibiotic resistance

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Research about infectious diseases:

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Emmanuelle Charpentier
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