PhD student position in the research group of Elisabetta Dejana
Sort on published: 2017-11-30
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 Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (www.igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with several strong research groups focused on Genomics, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: Medical and Clinical Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, Medical Radiation Science, Tumor Biology and Vascular Biology. Parts of the organization are also integrated with the departments for Clinical Genetics, Immunology and Pathology-Cythology at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences. The Department has a yearly turnover of around 350 million SEK with a staff of around 340 people, 116 of which are PhD-students.
A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals with interest in vascular biology and immunology to join the laboratory of Prof. Elisabetta Dejana at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in the lab focuses on vascular dysfunctions and diseases specifically affecting the brain vasculature. The selected candidate will investigate the interplay between the immune system and the vasculature using advanced in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo experimental models. The goal of the project is to discover candidate therapies in vascular diseases, specifically Cerebral Cavernous Malformation.
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at: http://igp.uu.se/forskning/vaskularbiologi/elisabetta-dejana/
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 applicant should have an MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g.Biology/Molecular Biology/Cell Biology/Immunology). Strong merits would be experience in experimental research including culture of human and mouse endothelial cells, work with in vivo models, molecular and cell biology methods, tissue preparation, microscopy and relevant image processing and analysis. A strong merit would be knowledge of vascular biology and/or immunology. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.
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. Contact information to reference person(s) and/or letters(s) of recommendation is appreciated. 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
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Ass. Prof. Peetra Magnusson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-12-13,
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Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4486
Last application date: 2017-12-13