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We are looking for a Research Engineer for in vivo malaria model

Join a young and dynamic team at MIMS under the lead of an internationally recognized, excellent malaria researcher!

We study the mosquito transmission of malaria parasites in a rodent model. The project forms part of a major effort funded by the European Research Council to systematically identify parasite gene functions in malaria transmission. You will work with different members of the team to provide specialized support for work with our rodent malaria transmission model, including the breeding and dissection of mosquitoes, infection of cultured cells and maintaining parasites in mice and rats. You will also provide general laboratory management. The work will be made under supervision of the group leader.

Read the full job description and apply here before 26 May 2021: https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:398005/type:job/where:4/apply:1

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Two postdoc positions available in malaria research at MIMS

Two research groups at MIMS are looking for postdocs at the field of malaria research. MIMS is hosted at Umeå University and is the Swedish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, offering a unique research environment and excellent infrastructure and networking opportunities.

Position 1: Postdoc 2 years, high-throughput method development for malaria parasites
You will be based in the lab of Ellen Bushell (www.bushelllab.com), and will be co-supervised by Johan Henriksson (www.henlab.org). Read the full description and apply here before 10 May 2021: https://umu.varbi.com/en/?jobtoken=1e3cc81ae7dc09040cfdb47da6aa7ac98e91e1ae8

Position 2: Postdoctoral position (2 years) in molecular parasitology
You will be based in the lab of Ellen Bushell (www.bushelllab.com). Read the full description and apply here before 10 May 2021: https://umu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:391923/type:job/where:4/apply:1

 

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Post-doc positions in the Hauryliuk lab

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PhD/PostDoc Opportunities - Molecular Infection Biology and Cell-Autonomous Immunity

IF280720 Slc1 new WT B 2 cropProject: Many of the most significant pathogens have the capacity to invade human cells and to exploit the interior of their host cell as replicative niche. While human cells have powerful defense programs that can restrict the growth of such invaders, successful pathogens typically evolved to resist these attacks. In the Sixt Lab, we believe that a profound understanding of the molecular basis of this arms race could pave the way for innovative therapeutics that can fight pathogens by unleashing the host cell-intrinsic defenses. Specifically, we strive to explore cell-autonomous immunity and evasion mechanisms during infection with the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis, and we seek ways to manipulate the balance to the benefit of the host.

We are currently seeking a PostDoc and a PhD student for a project that will apply state-of-the-art tools in molecular genetics, microscopy, and high-throughput genetic screening to determine the role of the Chlamydia-containing vacuole in counteracting cell-autonomous immunity.

Credit for image: Barbara Sixt, MIMS, Umeå University. Human cell infected with Chlamydia trachomatis.

Continue to read for all details on how to apply!

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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.

Movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (https://kaw.wallenberg.org/)

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

Link to the Emmanuelle Charpentier Lab

Battling antibiotic resistance

movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, with participation of scientists from MIMS and UCMR:
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https://kaw.wallenberg.org/

Research about infectious diseases:

Oliver Billker in movie of Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation:
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Emmanuelle Charpentier
about her research at MIMS

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