We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in biomedicine for a two-year fixed-term position at the School of Medical Sciences.
The subject area for this position is cardiovascular biology/immunology.
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 skills.
In the current position the post-doctoral fellow will study melanocortin receptor agonist and their impact in vascular cells and immunes cells and evaluate how novel melanocortin receptor agonists affect atherosclerosis development and progression. The applicant will work with cultured cells and ex vivo with human and mice blood and tissues and study cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying development of cardiovascular disease.
The researcher is expected to work independently, to take responsibility of the execution, organization, and development of the research project, to generate and document experimental results, and to report project progresses to the team leader regularly. The researcher should be experienced in scientific communication and are expected to supervise junior members of the group. This study will be conducted in close collaboration with two Swedish companies in the life science sector, as well as in collaboration with other members of the Cardiovascular Research Centre.
Those qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree in a subject matter relevant for the position or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The degree is to have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, a person who has been awarded their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, positions of trust in a trade union or other similar circumstances.