The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these 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 assignmentsThis project aims to decipher how chemical chaperones impinge on protein quality control, with special emphasis on aggregation of misfolded proteins and the transport of protein aggregates to protein quality control compartments in yeast cells. Further, the project will analyze how cellular aging is affecting the pool size of potentisl chemical chaperones/osmolytes and how this, in turn, may influence the buildup of cytotoxic aggregates, including model disease proteins of human neurological disorders.
The project consists of research and supervision. The research entails in-depth analysis of chemical chaperones, protein folding and protein aggregation using molecular, genetic, and biochemical tools. Microscopy including analysis of protein aggregation and chemical chaperones/osmolytes is a prominent part of the assignment. The project will also include the construction of new yeast strains suitable for microscopic analysis of protein folding and aggregation.
QualificationsAn achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as Researcher at the University of Gothenburg. We are looking for a scholar with well-documented merits in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) molecular biology, including biochemistry, genetics and strain constructions. The successful applicant should have experience in microscopy and analysis chemical chaperones, protein folding and protein aggregation. Documented (peer-reviewed original papers) expertise in working with the yeast chemical chaperones and protein folding as well as protein quality control/protein aggregation is considered advantageous.
EmploymentThe employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment
For further information regarding the positionPlease contact professor Thomas Nyström, phone +46720-830991, email: email@example.com
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