1-2 Research position in molecular evolution

Feb 10, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at https://icm.uu.se.

The position is available in the research group of Siv Andersson (https://www.icm.uu.se/molekylar-evolution/andersson-siv/) at the program of Molecular Evolution.

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Project description
The research in Siv Andersson´s group aims to provide a deeper understanding of the forces and mechanisms that drive the evolution of bacterial genomes. The goal of this project in bioinformatics is to study membrane proteins in Planctomycetes, which are bacteria but contain elaborate intracellular membranes. Analyses of membrane proteins from Lactobacillus bacteria isolated from the honeycrop of honeybees may also be included.

Duties
The project includes large-scale bioinformatic analyses of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data from bacteria. The development and implementation of bioinformatic tools may also be included in the position.

Requirements
We seek a highly motivated person with a PhD exam in biology with specialization in molecular evolution, bioinformatics, systems biology or related subject areas that the employer considers equivalent. The successful candidate should have strong collaborative skills but also be able to work independently. High requirements on research quality and ethics, including quality and reproducibility of data and analyses, are central for all work in the group.

Additional qualifications
Prior experience of bioinformatic studies of membrane proteins.

Application
Your application should contain the following:

1) CV
2) letter of motivation describing research interests, knowledge and why you are interested in this position (max 2 pages)
3) list of publications
4) PhD exam
5) up to three letters of recommendation

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, 12 months. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Siv Andersson, email siv.andersson@icm.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 10 February 2023, UFV-PA 2023/200.

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