Uppsala university, Department of cell and molecular biology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) of Uppsala University is one of the most international, interdisciplinary and successful research departments in molecular biosciences in Europe including for example 5 ERC funded PIs. 

The Deindl research group (deindl-lab.com) is recruiting postdoctoral researchers that want to develop and apply novel single-molecule microscopy methods to study the regulation and function of nucleic-acid interacting proteins. We offer a stimulating research environment where a major focus is on the mechanisms of nucleic-acid interacting enzymes whose aberrant function is associated with severe diseases such as cancer. We also combine high-resolution single-molecule investigations with biochemical experiments to study sequence-specific search kinetics in order to decipher the regulatory genetic codes.

We are ambitious in our effort to generate internationally competitive research at the forefront of our discipline. We are now hiring highly motivated researchers that want to join our mission. The positions are initially for one year but come with good possibilities for extension.

We are particularly looking for researchers with experience in:

  • Molecular biology: Projects related to understanding the dynamic regulation of DNA-interacting protein machines. Typical background: molecular biology/biochemistry.
  • Single-molecule biophysics: Projects related to characterization of molecular dynamics in vitro. Typical background: experimental biophysics

If you do not find yourself in these categories but have a strong research track record and a passion for science, please send us an e-mail outlining your research interest and background anyway!


  • Creative and self-motivated personality with interest in fundamental science
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good team working skills
  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Additional qualifications/Qualification desired:

  • Documented experience of solving complex scientific or technical problems in at least one of the areas outlined above.

Application should include:

  • Cover letter (max 1 page) where you describe in which category you would fit and why.
  • CV including list of publications
  • Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three reference persons.

Other information
The starting dates and specific research topics are flexible and will be decided together with the selected candidates.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary

Starting: 2017-06-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2018-05-31

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact Sebastian Deindl, (sebastian.deindl@icm.uu.se)

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-05-22, UFV-PA 2017/1025

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2017-06-01 or as agreed upon
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2017/1025
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Marie Ols, TCO/ST, 018-471 2459
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 26.Apr.2017
Last application date 22.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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