Researcher in Biomedicine
University of Gothenburg Institute of Biomedicine
Sweden

Researcher in Biomedicine

Diary id:PAR 2020/766
Employment level:Fixed term
Location:Institute of Biomedicine
Apply by:2020-07-08

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 440 million SEK in total assets

Job assignments

This project aims to decipher how yeast cells manages misfolded proteins, including human disease proteins, through their protein quality control systems (PQC) and calcium signaling. Further, the project will analyze how cellular aging is affecting the activity of these systems and how this, in turn, may influence the buildup of cytotoxic aggregates, including model disease proteins of human neurological disorders, during cellular aging.

The project consists of research and supervision. The research entails in-depth analysis of yeast PQC, calcium (calcineurin) signaling, and protein aggregation using molecular, genetic, and biochemical tools. Microscopy including single-cell, as well as, ensemble analysis is a prominent part of the assignment. The project will also include the construction of new yeast strains suitable for microscopic analysis of calcium signaling and protein aggregation.

Qualifications

An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for the position and the documented expertise should be in relevant areas according to the specific position and project description stated here. Postdoctoral experience in the above mentioned areas of research are regarded as important metits. We are looking for a scholar with well-documented merits in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) molecular biology, including calcium signaling, genetics and strain constructions. The successful applicant should have experience in microscopy including single-cell analysis. Documented expertise in working with yeast protein quality control/protein aggregation is considered advantageous.

Employment 

The employment is temporary for one year, full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact professor Thomas Nyström phone, +4631-7862582, email: thomas.nystrom@cmb.gu.se

Unions

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Information for International Applicants

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The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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