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The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro biology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department's activities here: www. igp.uu.se
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Duties 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. By utilizing unique genetic tools and single cell RNA sequencing datasets developed in the lab, the selected candidate will address one of the following topics, agreed depending on the candidate's expertise and interests: 1) functional characterisation of organ-specific lymphatic endothelial progenitor cells, and/or 2) novel (organ-specific) functions of lymphatic endothelium in homeostasis and disease.
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at www. makinenlab.com
Requirements The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Molecular Biology). Experience with experimental research, molecular and cell biology and (confocal) microscopy are required. Experience with tissue dissection, preparation and staining as well as 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.
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.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 . Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 June 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala
For further information about the position, please contact: Taija Mäkinen, email: [email protected] .
Please submit your application by: March 20 2023, UFV-PA 2023-331.
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Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected] Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected] Saco-rådet [email protected]
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/331
Last application date: 2023-03-20