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 highly motivated individuals with interest in the tumor microenvironment to join the laboratory of Dr. Anna Dimberg at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in the lab focuses on tumor vascular biology and the interplay between endothelial cells and leukocytes in cancer. The focus will be put on regulation of anti-tumor immune response in glioma. The goal of the project is to develop vascular targeting strategies that can improve immunotherapy of brain tumors.
Further information on the activity of the research group can be accessed at http://igp.uu.se/research/vascular-biology/anna-dimberg/?languageId=1
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.
The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Molecular Medicine or Biochemistry). Strong merits would be experience in laboratory practice, cultivation of endothelial cells, cancer cell lines, FACS analysis, immunostaining, confocal microscopy and image analysis. Very strong merits would be previous experience of research in the vascular biology and tumor immunology fields and experience in working with orthotopic brain tumor models. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.
The application should include a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, contact details of two references and a short description of the applicant and his/her experience. Letters(s) of recommendation may be included. If the applicant has published scientific papers, they can also be included.
Information about education at the postgraduate level, admission requirements and admission decisions can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/vill_du_borja/
For instructions on how to apply, please refer to: http://bit.ly/2SPZQve