MIMS: Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in cryo-electron tomography

A postdoctoral fellowship, funded by a project grant by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, is available for a highly motivated candidate within cell biology or developmental biology to do research with cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and related methods.

Deadline: 19 August 2020.


MIMS: 3 Postdoctoral fellowships (2 years) in Modelling COVID-19, Antimicrobials, and the Inland Water Carbon Cycle

The Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) jointly with the Departments of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology, and Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Umeå University, seek three postdoctoral fellows, one to each of the following three multidisciplinary projects: (1) modelling of COVID-19 dynamics, (2) identifying targets for antimicrobials, and (3) climate impacts on the inland water cycle.

The two-year postdoc fellowships are financed by the Kempe foundations. Each fellowship amounts to 315 000 SEK per year plus 50 000 SEK in running costs. Start September 1 – December 31, 2020 (exact start date according to agreement).

Deadline: 31 August 2020.


MIMS: Postdoctoral project in molecular infection biology (Proteomics-Lipidomics) at the Sixt Lab

The obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading infectious cause of blindness and the most common bacterial agent of sexually transmitted diseases and infertility. The pathogen has a unique developmental biology. Moreover, within the host cell, the bacteria replicate inside a membrane-enclosed vacuole called inclusion. Our knowledge of the biogenesis of the inclusion and of its interactions with host organelles is scarce. In this project, we aim to illuminate these fascinating aspects of host-pathogen interaction using proteomic, lipidomic, and microscopic approaches. Project duration: 2 years (with possibility for further prolongation depending on satisfactory performance).

Starting date: End of 2020 (can be negotiated).