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Postdoc scholarship in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry – Umea Uni, Sweden, 2022


Post-doc scholarship is available in staphylococcal bacteriophages DNA replication at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine, Infection Biology at Umeå University, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Post-doc scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Umeå University (UMU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for the scholarship you should have a PhD, or equivalent, in microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry or related discipline. We are seeking applicants with experience in microbiology and bacteriophages. Applicants with a strong background in cryoEM are also encouraged to apply. We expect the candidates to be able to work independently and as part of a team. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Bacteriophages or phages are intrinsically related to pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance and one of the main factors in bacterial evolution. Additionally, they have the potential to be used as therapeutic tools. Thus, understanding how phages replicate their DNA is critical for our success combating bacterial infections. We study staphylococcal phages in our lab but also Mobile Genetic Elements in Staphylococcus aureus: i) Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome (SCC elements), responsible for Methicillin Resistance S. aureus or MRSA; ii) Staphylococcus aureus Pathogenicity Islands (SaPIs). This project focuses mainly on bacteriophages.

We now offer a post-doc scholarship to study DNA replication of staphylococcal bacteriophages using a multidisciplinary approach: microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and structural biology. The research will take place in an international and well-funded (Wallenberg Foundation) research group. The X-Ray Crystallography Platform is also well equipped with in-house X-Ray source, mosquito robot, etc. Synchrotron’s access is secured.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Send Email
Ref. No.: FS 2.1.6-766-22

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send a single PDF file composed by

  1. Cover letter (1 page)
  2. CV (3 pages max)
  3. A complete publication list
  4. The contact information of 3 references (one of whom should be your PhD advisor)
  5. Copies of the latest degree certificate(s)

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-766-22, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to [email protected]. The application can be written in English or Swedish.

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Contact details

For more information, please contact Ignacio Mir-Sanchis, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, [email protected].

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