The current position is aimed to investigate gut microbiota and gut microbe-derived dietary metabolite TMAO in modulating inflammation in peripheral arterial disease. Furthermore, to characterize immune responses in pathogenesis of peripheral arterial disease.
The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills. The applicant will be involved in formulating and testing the scientific hypothesis with experimental work, presentations and preparation of publications. The applicant will be responsible for research, academic and administrative activities and expected to adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques, test hypothesis and analyse data from a variety of sources.
The studies will include work on understanding interactions between gut microbiota and gut microbe-derived dietary metabolite TMAO and immune responses, how these responses contribute to pathogenesis in peripheral arterial disease. The applicant will work on clinical material for ex vivo and in vitro studies. The position requires contribution to communicate of results to the principal investigators and co-workers, and to maintain detailed experimental records. The applicant is expected to supervise students and be involved in some administrative tasks in the lab. This study will be conducted in close collaboration with professor Allan Sirsjö at CVRC, associate professor Ignacio Rangel at Nutrition-Gut-Brain-Interaction Centre (NGBI) Örebro Univeristy, clinicians, industrial partners, and researchers in our research network.
Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in biomedicine or similar. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).