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Open position: Postdoctoral position in data-driven pathogen epidemiology

A fully funded, two-year postdoc position is immediately available in the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Umeå University. The position is open to computational scientists with an interest in microbial (meta)genomic data analysis.
The project belongs to Dr. Laura Carroll, assistant professor at the Department of Clinical Biology and Investigator at MIMS.

Application deadline January 31, 2023

Description of the project
Tracking the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens from farm to fork using whole-genome sequencing.

Work responsibilities
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the greatest threats facing humanity today, and there is concern that antimicrobial use in livestock environments can contribute to the emergence and spread of AMR bacterial pathogens along the food supply chain. Here, the postdoc will develop and apply bioinformatic approaches, which can query whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data derived from foodborne zoonotic pathogens (e.g., Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli) to monitor the spread of AMR pathogens between livestock, foods, and humans.


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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.

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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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