The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP) at Uppsala University (igp.uu.se) has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on genomics, cancer and molecular diagnostics. One goal of IGP is to promote a close collaboration between clinical and pre-clinical researchers. Research is presently conducted in the areas of medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, bioinformatics, pathology, tumor biology and vascular biology. The department is also integrated with the units of clinical genetics, clinical immunology and clinical pathology-cytology at Akademiska Hospital, Uppsala. IGP is involved in many educations at the Medicine and pharmacy domain but is also involved in teaching at the Science and technology domain. IGP provides a well-developed infrastructure for studying molecular medicine. The yearly turnover is around 400 million SEK and there are approximately 680 employees or affiliated personnel, of which more than 100 are PhD-students.
A PhD student position is available for a highly motivated individual with interest in vascular/developmental biology to join the laboratory of Dr. Taija Mkinen at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in the lab focuses on understanding the regulation of the lymphatic vasculature in physiological and pathological conditions. The selected candidate will characterize mouse models of genetic lymphatic vascular diseases and study the underlying mechanisms by using a variety of molecular and cell biological approaches (including advanced microscopy, flow cytometry and RNA sequencing).
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at www.makinenlab.com
The successful candidate will devote most of the time towards his/her research level education. Other service activities within the department, e.g. education and administrative work can be included within the framework of the employment (maximum 20%). The position will be extended with the time devoted to teaching to allow four years of full time graduate studies.
For instructions on how to apply, please refer to: http://bit.ly/2AzYnCu