Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten

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The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

The Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University, seeks a Project Assistant within a research project concerning vibration injuries in muscles and nerves of sleep apnea patients.

Project description: The service involves working with morphological, biochemical and cell biology techniques. The main focus of the project is to work with morphological and biochemical analyses of changes in muscles and nerves of patients with sleep apnea. The analyses will be performed on tissue samples from patients and on human cultured cells exposed to vibration. The ability to independently plan experiments, develop methods, perform analyses and summarize the results, orally and in writing in English is a requirement. It is also expected that the candidate can independently run research within this area and seek funding. Applicants must also have a proven ability to collaborate within the group and with other research groups.


  • Dental degree.
  • Ph.D. degree and experience of research work corresponding to postdoctoral level are required.
  • Experience of work with light and immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Experience of working with Q-win, Leica morphological software
  • High knowledge in the field of muscles and nerves
  • Experience with enzyme- and immune-histochemical laboratory techniques
  • Experience with histopathological analyses of nerve and muscle tissue
  • Experience of radiological analyzes of pharyngeal function
  • Experience culture of human muscle cells
  • Experience in statistics and work with SPSS software
  • Previous work with sleep apnea patients is a merit
  • Medical/odontological degree with specialist training within the head and neck area is a merit

The application should include: 1 A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicants research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project. 2. Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees, technical expertise, employments, and names and contact information for two references. 3. List of publications

Further information: Associate professor Per Stål, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden or via e-mail

Start date: March 1st, 2019.

The position is for 3 months 50%.

Applicants are required to apply using the E-recruitment system, MyNetwork Pro, and complete applications must be received by 2019-02-28Ref code AN 2.2.1-162-19

We look forward to receiving your application!

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2019-05-31
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2019-03-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-162-19
  • Per Stål / Docent ,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 11.Feb.2019
Last application date 28.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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