Two-year postdoc stipend in molecular microbiology

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We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in molecular microbiology to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, Sweden. The opening is temporary for two years and available immediately or as agreed.

The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department's main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education as well as interactions with the community. Affiliated with both the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Medicine, the department's research and education activity includes several molecular biological areas within science and medicine: cell biology, microbiology, infection biology, tumor biology and neurobiology and in conjunction with the use of genetic model organisms (except plants). For more information, see: www.molbiol.umu.se

Project
The postdoc will work in the laboratory of Prof Maria Fällman. Studies in the lab deal with molecular mechanisms in bacterial gastrointestinal infections using Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Salmonella enterica as model pathogens. The focus of the postdoc project is to elucidate the molecular mechanism responsible fo transcriptional reprogramming during persistent gut infections. 

Qualifications
You must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University PhD in Biology at the time of recruitment. Previous training and experience in using microbiology techniques (bacterial culture, transformation and conjugation), molecular biology techniques, in particular transposon mutagenesis and molecular cloning as well as analyses of gene expression is required. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, and to have excellent skills in oral and written English, strong work ethics and critical thinking abilities.

How to apply
The application should contain a motivation letter, CV with a full publication list, copy of the PhD diploma and contact details of at least two referees. Application can be written in English.

Your complete application in one pdf file, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1959-17, must be sent to medel@diarie.umu.se (state the reference number as subject) or to Umeå universitet, Registrator, 901 87 Umeå, 2017-12-11 at the latest.


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