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.

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the laboratory of Dr. Changchun Chen at Umeå University, Sweden, working on oxygen sensation in the nematode C. elegans. The lab is affiliated to Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) and located in Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM). The position is a two-year-full-time employment, funded by a starting grant from European research council (ERC) (2019-2023). Position will be available from October 2019.

Project description
The lab aims at delineating the molecular underpinning of O2 sensing, and dissecting the neural circuit controlling behavior in response to O2 variations. Projects running in the lab include the elucidation of how cytokines exert effects on circuit function in the context of O2 sensation, using both C. elegans and cultured mammalian neurons (Chen et al, Nature 2017). Projects involve high-throughput genetic screen, genomics, biochemistry, calcium imaging, optogenetics and RNA profiling of single cells. The lab received funding from European research council, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine and Swedish Research Council.

Qualifications
The candidate shall have a PhD in a relevant subject (biology, genetics or biochemistry). Priority will be given to highly motivated applicant who can work independently within a highly interactive group. The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated expertise in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry or relevant areas. Previous experience in C. elegans will be a plus but not essential.

Please submit your application combined in one pdf file:

1.     A cover letter including your past achievements and research interests

2.     A curriculum vitae including publication list and the contact information of two references

For more information, please contact Changchun Chen (changchun.chen@umu.se) and visit our webpage at http://www.wcmm.umu.se/gruppledare/gruppledare#Changchun.

Selection criteria
In particular, applicants who have completed a doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline are considered. In special circumstances, an earlier doctoral degree may be considered. Special circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave or clinical service, trust assignments within trade union organizations or similar.

About Umeå University
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and 31 500 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

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.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment October 1st 2019 at the earliest
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1313-19
Contact
  • Changchun Chen, biträdande universitetslektor, 090-786 71 35
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 10.Sep.2019
Last application date 16.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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