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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral Fellow in immune mechanisms in asthma

The Krefting Research Centre brings together a broad approach into understanding the epidemiology and pathophysiology of asthma, with the short- and long-term goal to improve management of asthma patients in general. A major focus of the Centre is to increase the understanding of patients with different types of asthma, what is usually called “phenotypes of asthma”. Current evidenceargues that asthma has different immune mechanisms in subgroups of asthma. Thus, a part of the research performed at Krefting focus on studying how the immune system drives characteristics of these phenotypes.

Subject area

Immune mechanisms in asthma subgroups

Subject area description

We aim to identify underlying molecular mechanisms of the immune system in subgroups of detailed clinically characterized asthmatics and healthy control subjects are used.

Job assignments

The successful candidate will work at Krefting Research Centre at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg. The primary focus will be to investigate the immune system in subgroups of asthma via in vitro studies as well as ex vivo analysis of human blood, bronchial biopsies, epithelial cells and sputum samples. Experimental animal models for allergic inflammation may also be used.

Eligibility

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject, such as respiratory research, or a similar field. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

Assessment

The applicant must have an excellent understanding of immunology and respiratory research. The applicant should have experience of the following experimental techniques; flow cytometry, western blot analysis, real time PCR, in vitro cell culture and laser capture microscopy. Earlier work with human epithelial cells is a merit. The applicant must have a strong sense of team work and experience of industry collaborations is a merit.

A proven track record of scientific publications in per review scientific international journals is required. Excellent knowledge in written and spoken English are necessary.

We are looking for a candidate who is willing to work independently and that is driven. Special emphasis is placed on the candidate’s interest in the subject.

Employment

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As agreed

For further information:

Madeleine Rådinger, Associate Professor/PhD, 0317866713, madeleine.radinger@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter including a description of experience and aims of the postdoctoral project.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of original examination certificates
  • Publication list
  • Names and contact details of three personal references

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2017-12-14

 

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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Page Manager: rekrytering@gu.se|Last update: 2/23/2017
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