Uppsala University, Department of Organismal Biology

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The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function of whole organisms. For more information see www.iob.uu.se

The PhD position will be placed at the Comparative Physiology research program, in a research group studying invertebrate immunity and blood cell formation.

Duties: Blood cells play a key role in the invertebrates to prevent microbes from damaging the animal. The research group studies how the formation of these blood cells / hemocytes is regulated, and how the stem cells that generate hemocytes are also involved in nerve cell formation in adult animals. The main focus for this project is to understand the hematopoietic process and adult neurogenesis in invertebrates using the freshwater crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus as a model animal. The PhD student will focus on this connection between the circulatory and the nervous system by studies of hematopoiesis in Pacifastacus leniusculus. 

Requirements: A Master degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field is a requirement. The ideal candidate has high motivation, a solid education and a great interest in immunology, and stem cell development. Previous experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or cell biology. The candidate must be fluent in English in speech and writing.

In filling this position, the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

The PhD-student position is a 4-year appointment, and the candidate will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. Other departmental work, such as teaching or administration can be part of the position (maximum 20 %). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at Uppsala University. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at Uppsala University.

Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, http://www.teknat.uu.se/Doktorand/.

Application: The application should include a letter of intent describing yourself and your research interests. The application should also include a CV, copy of master degree diploma and course grades, master thesis, contact information for references and other relevant documents.

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&searchlanguage_en=English

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.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants. 

Starting date: 02-01-2019 or after negotiation. 

Type of position: Temporary part-time position (100%) 4 years.

For further information about the position please contact Irene Söderhäll email: Irene.soderhall@ebc.uu.se

Please submit your application by 25 January 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4518

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-02-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4518
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 17.Dec.2018
Last application date 25.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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