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.

Further information

You will be studying mouse fertilization, mouse gamete interactions by using cryo-ET and other imaging methods. More information about the overall context of this research, may be found at jovinelab.org.

Available for the project are: a TFS Titan Krios with K2 BioQuantum detector, a Scios DualBeam SEM with Aquilos-upgraded cryo-FIB and a Leica Thunder fluorescence microscope with cryo stage, as well as full access to all additional instruments and sample preparation equipment at Umeå Core facility for Electron Microscopy (UCEM) and Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU):

The research project is a collaboration between a research group at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Huddinge, Sweden and a research group at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden, associated with the UCEM and Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS). The postdoc will be located at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University and short visits at the KI partner laboratory will be included.
The fellowship, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, concerns full-time studies for two years. Start in 2020. Required experiences and application instructions are available here: www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/postdoctoral-scholarships/6-1250-20/ 

Submit your application marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-1250-20 by e-mail, to medel@diarie.umu.se.

The application deadline is extended until 26th Nov 2020

For further information please contact: Luca, luca.jovine@ki.se or Linda, linda.sandblad@umu.se

MIMS: The Schröder Lab is seeking a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher.

The Schröder group is currently seeking a highly motivated team member that thrives in a very productive environment and has obtained a university degree (M. Sc for PhD student; PhD for postdoctoral researcher) in mucosal barrier function, microbiology or gut microbiota research. Previous working experience with rodents, probiotics, gut microbiota sequence analyses and confocal imaging techniques are strong merits.

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).