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Postdoc fellowship in Bacteria cell wall systems biology project – Bioinformatics, Umea, Sweden

Umeå University (UMU)

Sweden

The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) jointly with the Department of Molecular Biology, seek a postdoctoral fellow to the following multidisciplinary project: bacterial cell wall systems biology – Umea University, Sweden, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc fellowship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 315 000 SEK per year

Workplace:
Integrated Science Lab (Ice Lab)
Department of Molecular Biology
Umeå University (UMU)
Umeå,

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Qualification Details

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. The degree shall be in one of the following fields: mathematics, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, mathematical statistics. In addition, the following fields will be considered: biology, biochemistry, microbiology. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. The ideal candidate has strong skills in building and implementing mathematical and statistical models.

The applicant needs additionally to have excellent skills in modern computer programming languages such as C++, Python, MATLAB or R. Personal qualities such as collaboration, communication, strong drive and motivation, critical thinking abilities, creativity and analytical skills are essential. You should be able to perform research independently and as part of a team. Good knowledge of oral and written English is required.

In addition, candidates should have basic microbiology knowledge and be passionate about using statistical methods and machine-learning algorithms to answer biological questions. Work experience of large-scale data analysis is a requirement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Send email through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -FS 2.1.6-1948-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

A full application should include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, which project or projects you are particularly interested in, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  3. Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,
  4. Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
  5. Copy of doctoral thesis,
  6. Copies of relevant publications,
  7. Contact information for at least two reference persons,
  8. Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-1948-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 15 October 2021.

A copy of the application should also be sent to gabrielle.beans@umu.se.

About the Project

Bacteria cell wall systems biology

Bacteria are surrounded by a protective peptidoglycan cell wall. Hence, the enzymes responsible for making this wall are the main targets of our most successful antibiotics. However, emerging resistant bacteria are eroding the efficacy of our antibiotic arsenal. Identifying new genetic determinants of the bacterial cell wall as antibiotic targets is of highest international priority but requires an integrative, multidisciplinary approach.

We have recently pioneered unique systems-level analytical approaches of the bacterial cell wall with dedicated bioinformatic tools. The unprecedented high throughput of this technology makes it possible to profile the cell wall of bacterial mutant libraries under diverse culture conditions. The postdoc will get the opportunity to use a suite of systems biology and machine learning techniques to predict functional networks connecting cell wall chemical profiles with genetics and phenotypes for further mechanistic and physiological studies. Our ultimate goal is to identify the repertoire of proteins associated to cell wall synthesis and regulation in a number of important bacterial pathogens, determine the mechanisms that maintain cell wall homeostasis and those that promote plasticity, and ultimately find new and more effective antimicrobial therapies.

This postdoc will be placed in IceLab, hosted by the Department of Molecular Biology, and supervised by a multidisciplinary team with complementing expertise in molecular infection biology, systems biology, and machine learning.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

Note or Other details

The two-year postdoc fellowship is financed by the Kempe foundations. A fellowship amounts to 315 000 SEK per year plus 50 000 SEK in running costs. Last application date October 15 2021. Start November 1 2021 – January 31, 2022 (exact start date according to agreement).

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Contact details

For more information, please contact contact Associate Professors Felipe Cava, felipe.cava@umu.se and Nathaniel Street, nathaniel.street@umu.se.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc fellowship
Fellowship/Scholarship: Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender): Common
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 15, 2021 (GMT +2)
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: 315 000 SEK per year

Workplace:
Integrated Science Lab (Ice Lab)
Department of Molecular Biology
Umeå University (UMU)
Umeå,

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Qualification Details

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate qualifies for employment as a postdoctoral fellow. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. The degree shall be in one of the following fields: mathematics, computer science, physics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, mathematical statistics. In addition, the following fields will be considered: biology, biochemistry, microbiology. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist. Special circumstances include absence due to illness, parental leave or clinical practice, appointments of trust in trade unions or similar circumstances. The ideal candidate has strong skills in building and implementing mathematical and statistical models.

The applicant needs additionally to have excellent skills in modern computer programming languages such as C++, Python, MATLAB or R. Personal qualities such as collaboration, communication, strong drive and motivation, critical thinking abilities, creativity and analytical skills are essential. You should be able to perform research independently and as part of a team. Good knowledge of oral and written English is required.

In addition, candidates should have basic microbiology knowledge and be passionate about using statistical methods and machine-learning algorithms to answer biological questions. Work experience of large-scale data analysis is a requirement.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Send email through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -FS 2.1.6-1948-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

About the Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden

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Documents Required

A full application should include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, which project or projects you are particularly interested in, and your motives for applying (max 2 pages),
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  3. Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate,
  4. Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
  5. Copy of doctoral thesis,
  6. Copies of relevant publications,
  7. Contact information for at least two reference persons,
  8. Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-1948-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 15 October 2021.

A copy of the application should also be sent to gabrielle.beans@umu.se.

About the Project

Bacteria cell wall systems biology

Bacteria are surrounded by a protective peptidoglycan cell wall. Hence, the enzymes responsible for making this wall are the main targets of our most successful antibiotics. However, emerging resistant bacteria are eroding the efficacy of our antibiotic arsenal. Identifying new genetic determinants of the bacterial cell wall as antibiotic targets is of highest international priority but requires an integrative, multidisciplinary approach.

We have recently pioneered unique systems-level analytical approaches of the bacterial cell wall with dedicated bioinformatic tools. The unprecedented high throughput of this technology makes it possible to profile the cell wall of bacterial mutant libraries under diverse culture conditions. The postdoc will get the opportunity to use a suite of systems biology and machine learning techniques to predict functional networks connecting cell wall chemical profiles with genetics and phenotypes for further mechanistic and physiological studies. Our ultimate goal is to identify the repertoire of proteins associated to cell wall synthesis and regulation in a number of important bacterial pathogens, determine the mechanisms that maintain cell wall homeostasis and those that promote plasticity, and ultimately find new and more effective antimicrobial therapies.

This postdoc will be placed in IceLab, hosted by the Department of Molecular Biology, and supervised by a multidisciplinary team with complementing expertise in molecular infection biology, systems biology, and machine learning.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

Note or Other details

The two-year postdoc fellowship is financed by the Kempe foundations. A fellowship amounts to 315 000 SEK per year plus 50 000 SEK in running costs. Last application date October 15 2021. Start November 1 2021 – January 31, 2022 (exact start date according to agreement).

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Contact details

For more information, please contact contact Associate Professors Felipe Cava, felipe.cava@umu.se and Nathaniel Street, nathaniel.street@umu.se.

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