The Research Assistant will primarily work in a project on the impact of chromatin mobility in DNA damage response. Double Strand Breaks (DSBs) arising in the genome show higher mobility compared to undamaged chromatin. The Research Assistant will investigate the influence of different chromatin remodeling factors over chromatin mobility and DNA damage repair. The research will be primarily of experimental character, including cell culture, genetic manipulation, metaphases spreads analysis, and live-cell imaging. The activities include literature review and lab working.
You will work at the Division of Drug Research (LÄFO) at the Department of Medicine and Health. The division conducts research in the field of pharmacology, both in preclinical and clinical areas. The current research team works in the field of DNA repair.
The position requires a Master’s degree in relevant research areas such Biological science, Biotechnology, or related subjects, or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. Interest in DNA damage response is mandatory. The applicant should be highly motivated and creative, able to work both individually and together with other researchers. Excellent communication skills and good knowledge of English are essential. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability, as taking initiative in a creativity way and co-operation because we are a tight research group working together.