We are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in innate immunity to study the relation between the immune system and brain health, and to further develop this research area in the newly established Anetta Härtlova lab (https://wcmtm.gu.se/research-groups/hartlova-group) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biomedicine at the University of Gothenburg.
Subject areaInnate immunity and inflammation
Subject area descriptionThe role of the immune system in age-related diseases is one of our major interests. In this project, we will investigate which immune pathways are overactivated in common diseases, how immune cell hyperactivity is linked to disease susceptibility, and how environmental and genetic factors influence immune activation and disease manifestation. This project is built on our recent work that unravel the role of Parkinson’s risk gene factor, Leucine rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), in the innate immune signalling. (http://emboj.embopress.org/content/early/2018/05/15/embj.201798694). It is anticipated that the knowledge gleaned from the successful candidate’s research could ultimately be exploited to devise improved strategies to treat human age-related diseases such Parkinson’s.
Job assignmentsThe successful appointee will join an exciting project characterising the inflammatory pathways that mediates immune system activation during infection and neurodegenerative diseases. The successful appointee will have the opportunity to develop their research career in a laboratory with a strong emphasis on training and mentorship. There will be opportunities to for the successful appointee to supervise postgraduate students and to apply for their own research funding. A broad skill base, including molecular and cellular biology (qRT-PCR), biochemistry (Immunoprecipitation, Western blotting), immunological assays (ELISA, Flow cytometry) is required.
EligibilityAn achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at Göteborg University. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree notolder than 3 years counting from last date of application.
The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
AssessmentApplicants should possess a PhD and a strong track record in innate immunity, inflammation or host-pathogen interactions.Experience with macrophages and dendritic cells are required. Proficiency with molecular biology, biochemistry, flow cytometry and other basic immunological techniques (ELISA) is a need. Experience with proteomics data is advantage but not a need.Applicants should possess a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in immunological research, excellent general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent writing abilities, and the capacity to work both independently and within a team.Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine.
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
EmploymentThe employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.
For further information:Please contact Anetta Svitorka Härtlova, Associate senior lecturer, phone: +46 31 786 6241, e-mail: email@example.com
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- A CV including a list of publications
- Proof of completed PhD
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