Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion. The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 420 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people.
Project description: The candidate will perform postgraduate education within the field of cancer and vascular biology in Anna Dimberg´s research group. The project is focused on understanding how the characteristics of the vasculature affect tumor progression and sensitivity to anti-cancer therapy in brain tumors. Cell culture models, experimental tumor models and analysis of tumor tissue from patients will be used to identify and investigate new targets for therapy.
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at https://www.igp.uu.se/research/vascular-biology/anna-dimberg/.
The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employment (maximum 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full time graduate studies.
Requirements: Master degree in molecular cell biology or a related field.
Additional qualifications: Previous research experience in vascular biology and brain tumor biology is especially meritorious, as well as experience of using in vitro and in vivo laboratory methods including tissue analysis, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, cell culture assays, angiogenesis models and brain tumor models. A very good ability to communicate in English is necessary for the position, as well as an excellent ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other scientists.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University’s rules and guidelines.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: As agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Anna Dimberg, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 8 March 2021, UFV-PA 2021/225.
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