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In the Johnson Lab, we wish to better understand how hypoxia influences cell fate decisions. We use genetic model systems and human cells to determine how cells are altered transcriptionally and epigenetically by low levels of oxygen. We are offering a post-doctoral fellowship to better understand these issues in mammalian systems, with a particular focus on the immune system.

Project description
The project will first and foremost focus on how T cells adapt to changes in oxygenation, with a focus on how this changes them metabolically and how those metabolic alterations in turn affect them epigenetically. We will use cell and molecular biological tools to analyze this, while at the same time using model systems to test our observations in vivo.

Entry requirements
We are looking for a motivated and skilled person, who holds a PhD and has a general interest in cell biology. For this project, advanced experience with recombinant DNA technology, cell culture, epigenetics, physiology and microscopy is required. A background in oxygen related diseases and physiopathologies is considered as an important qualification. Ability to operate in an international research team are required.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

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Reference number STÖD 2-4516/2020
  • Randall Johnson,
Published 22.Oct.2020
Last application date 05.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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