The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.
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
Job assignmentsBrown and white adipocytes play important roles in regulating metabolism. We have developed both in vitro and in vivo systems to study how metabolic regulation in adipose tissue takes part in regulation of systemic energy turn-over during normal and pathological conditions e.g. insulin resistance. With this project the candidate will study how brown and white adipocytes regulate their metabolism in response to external signals and during adaptation to metabolic stress e.g. diseases such as type 2 diabetes. The aim of this project is to identify the molecular mechanisms responsible for metabolic adaptation in adipocytes and how this also influences metabolism in other organs e.g. muscle and liver.
QualificationsA PhD degree in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular regulation of metabolism and the techniques used in molecular biology, biochemistry and animal work measuring metabolic parameters such as glucose tolerance tests. Experience in the methods used to monitor basic metabolic parameters such as basal and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and beta-oxidation is important together with specific knowledge of how to combine this with overexpression and knock down of long non coding RNA molecules.
EmploymentThe employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.
For further information regarding the positionPlease contact Professor Sven Enerbäck. Phone: +46 31 786 3334., E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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