Postdoctorin invertebrate immunity
At the Institute of Organism Biology, Department of Comparative Physiology to start at 1 February 2012.
This department is carrying out research on innate immunity andhematopoiesisin a crustacean.
Researchwork.Theposition is to plan,execute and analyze experiments in the area ofmelanizationand/orhematopoiesis.
Employement: Two years
Qualifications: PhD or similar and the PhD should not be older than 4 years. PhD in molecular immunology, cell biology , molecular biology or similar subjects are welcome to apply.
eva luations: The main criterion is scientific performance.
Information: Please contact Professor KennethSoderhalll +46-18-471 28 18Kenneth.Soderhall@ebc.uu.se.
2 PhD student positions in Innate Immunity in a crustacean
at the Department of Comparative Physiology,UppsalaUniversity.
Two PhD student positions in Plant Ecology is available at the Department of Comparative Physiology, Evolutionary Biology Centre,UppsalaUniversity. Starting as soon as possible.
Melanization; theproPO-activatingsystem in immunity. During recent years the regulation and function of this system in innate immune reactions have been studied in detail in freshwater crayfish. This project aims to focus on the role of different components of this system in crayfish and its important forWSSVreplication. The other project will focus on the molecular details ofhematopoiesisin crayfish. During recent years we have focused on this type of studies and published several studies on different factors and their involvement inhematopoiesis.Thesuccessful candidate will settle the exact profiles of her/his PhD project together with the supervisor, Professor KennethSoderhalland Head of the Department of Organismal Biology IreneSoderhall,respectively
The successful candidate should have a keen interest in innate immunity, and ideally experience from previous work on molecular immunology and molecular cell biology. Successful candidates for these positions should have a masters or honors thesis in a molecular biology orintedsubject. Proficiency in English is a requirement.
The candidate will receive her/his postgraduate training within the postgraduate school at the Evolutionary Biology Centre (see http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1 ). The postgraduate training comprises four years of full time studies. The successful candidate will receive a postgraduate fellowship the first year (15500SEK/month) and a postgraduate position year 2-4 (22400-25100SEK/month). The position can be combined with up to 10% of teaching assistantship, which will then prolong the position accordingly.
The application should include a letter of intent describing yourself, your undergraduate training, research interests and your research experience if any, and why the position is of interest. It should further include Curriculum vitae, an authorized copy of the undergraduate degree, and the names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of two reference persons. Relevant publications (including BSc/MScthesis) should be enclosed.
For more information please contact KennethSoderhallor IreneSoderhall(Ph. +46 18 471 28 18 or +46 18 471 2817,Kenneth.Soderhall@ebc.uu.se,Irene.Soderhall@ebc.uu.se) for more information. You are welcome to submit your application no later than February 1, 2012 to Kenneth or IreneSoderhall.