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.

We are looking for a First research assistant to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University. It is a temporary position for 12 months with start 1th of may 2019. Last day to apply is 20th of March 2019.

Project description and work tasks

We offer a scientifically stimulating environment provided by the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) at Umeå University and the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The successful candidate will interact with researchers from different fields and with varied scientific and technical expertise. The project is focused on biochemical, molecular biological and structural analysis of ribosome-associated factors. The specific focus is bacterial and yeast ABCF ATPase translation factors and resistance factors. The ABCF proteins are to be studied using reconstituted translational system and subjected to cryo-EM reconstructions.


A successful candidate should meet the following criteria. Documented proficiency in biochemistry and structural biology. The candidate should have experience in ribosomal biochemistry and experience in cryo-EM/X-ray. Experience in the specific focus of the project (ABCF ATPases) is essential’. A strong publication record in international journals demonstrating the applicant’s proficiency in experimental design and interpretation of the data, as well as proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as in scientific writing is required. The applicant should hold an internationally recognized PhD degree in molecular biology or equivalent.

How to apply

You apply through our recruitment system. Your application must contain the following documents written in English:

  • A CV with information on education, a list of previous and current employments, and a list of publications.
  • A cover letter describing. your research experience and interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • Contact details of two to three references
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-05-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-389-19
  • Dr. Vasili Hauryliuk, Forskare,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 08.Mar.2019
Last application date 20.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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