Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP) at Uppsala University (igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on genomics, cancer and molecular diagnostics. One goal of IGP is to promote a close collaboration between clinical and pre-clinical researchers. Research is presently conducted in the areas of medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, bioinformatics, pathology, tumor biology and vascular biology. The department is also integrated with the units of clinical genetics, clinical immunology and clinical pathology-cytology at Akademiska Hospital, Uppsala. IGP is involved in many educations at the Medicine and pharmacy domain but is also involved in teaching at the Science and technology domain. IGP provides a well-developed infrastructure for studying molecular medicine. The yearly turnover is around 400 million SEK and there are approximately 680 employees or affiliated personnel, of which more than 100 are PhD-students.

Project description:
A PhD student position is available for a highly motivated individual with interest in vascular/developmental biology to join the laboratory of Dr. Taija Mäkinen at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in the lab focuses on understanding the regulation of the lymphatic vasculature in physiological and pathological conditions. The selected candidate will characterize mouse models of genetic lymphatic vascular diseases and study the underlying mechanisms by using a variety of molecular and cell biological approaches (including advanced microscopy, flow cytometry and RNA sequencing).

Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at www.makinenlab.com

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. 

The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Molecular Biology). Experience with experimental research, in vivo work including tissue dissection, preparation and staining, as well as molecular and cell biology and (confocal) microscopy are required. Experience with image processing and analysis would be advantageous. Strong merit would be knowledge of vascular and/or developmental biology. Good skills in oral and written English are required.

Application procedure:
The application should include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, contact details of two references and a short description of the applicant and his/her experience. Letters(s) of recommendation may be included. If the applicant has published scientific papers, they can also be included.

Information about education at the postgraduate level, admission requirements and admission decisions can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/vill_du_borja/

Selection of applicants will be done by the future tutor for the selected student in consultation with the postgraduate study group of the Department. The Postgraduate Programmes Committee at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine will formally approve the student's admission.

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 agreements for PhD students at Uppsala University.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Type of position: Full-time.

For further information about the position please contact: Dr. Taija Mäkinen, taija.makinen@igp.uu.se.

Welcome to submit your application by the latest 2019-01-16, UFV-PA 2019-2.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/2
Union representative
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Niklas Åhlin, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 04.Jan.2019
Last application date 16.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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