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Postdoctor in experimental endocrinology and genetics
Type of employment: Limit of tenure, 24 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Malmö
First day of employment: 2011-07-01 unless otherwise agreed
Official Records Number: MPA 2011/234
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in experimental endocrinology and genetics with focus on network biology. Network biology is a novel way to study complex disorders, where genetics, gene expression and physiology are integrated. The project aims at studying the gene/protein networks that drive type 2 diabetes to identify disease mechanisms and targets that can be exploited for specific treatment. The project has a strong focus on the characterization of single-cell gene networks to better understand how heterogeneity within a cell population affects disease progression and treatment response. The project is technically advanced, and we will combine molecular biology, electrophysiology and cell-physiological techniques, including imaging and optogenetics, in animal models and human pancreatic islets. In addition, the human relevance will be examined by genetic analyses of patient cohorts.
The post-doctor will work under the principal investigator and will be part of LUDC. The successful candidate is expected to stay updated on the research within LUDC and to actively participate in common activities, e.g. to disseminate own results within the consortium and to assist other projects experimentally or intellectually.
To qualify for appointment the applicant must have a PhD degree.
Particular importance is given to scientific excellence. The applicant is expected to have a strong background in molecular biology and/or cell physiology, including work with transfections, DNA constructs and expression systems. Previous experience from imaging and optogenetics is an advantage but not a demand. The applicant should have an interest in developing new methodological platforms. Previous research in the diabetes area is not necessary. The applicant should have demonstrated skills in practical supervision of collaborators, independent work and scientific writing.
For further information please contact:
Anders Rosengren, Research Fellow
OFR/S: Lena Thiman
SACO: Anneli Carlsson
Last Day of Applying 2011-05-16
You can register your application electronically via ‘Apply online’. If you are not able to apply electronically, please send your application to: Registrator, Lunds universitet, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden. Please state your application registration number when submitting documents by post.
Lund University promotes an equal opportunities code. We encourage both men and women to apply for this position.
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