Two Postdoc scholarships in Cancer Biology
with focus on the EMT process
at Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine
Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) (www.ucmm.umu.se) is an interdisciplinary research centre with several research groups that study areas of biological and medical relevance. Localized in a tight environment of diverse biomedical laboratories, UCMM forms a creative and interactive unit for cutting edge biomedical research.
The scholarships are for 1 year with the possibility for 1 year extension.
Starting date: As soon as possible
The main focus is to understand the molecular mechanisms that control the epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) process. The project will initially use developmental biology processes as model systems to study EMT, with the possibility to validate our results in established in vitro and in vivo cancer models. The applicants will use functional experiments such as cell and tissue cultures, as well as chick in ovo electroporations and analysing relevant mice mutants. The studies involve common developmental and molecular biology methods like; immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and statistical analyses and image preparations.
The ideal candidates should be PhDs with a background in cancer, molecular or developmental biology, and passed an animal research course. A thorough theoretical and practical grounding in molecular and cell biology is a prerequisite. Practical experience with functional cancer (EMT) models, vertebrate embryonic model systems, molecular and cell biology methods and live imaging is an advantage. The applicants should be proficient in written and spoken English, and have good computer skills (Word, Photoshop, Excel). Of importance are also good organizational, independence, cooperation and problem solving skills.
An international postdoctoral training in the field of Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology or Developmental Biology is a merit.
For further information please contact: Professor Lena Gunhaga, 090-785 44 35, firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications that are submitted electronically should consist of a single document in Word or PDF format and include the following information; 1) The applicants research interest, experience and suitability for the scholarship
(max 1 page).
2) Methods that the applicant master (max 1 page).
3) Curriculum Vitae of the applicant including publication list.
4) Names and contact information of 2 referees, and stated professional
relationship with the applicant (max 1 page).
Your complete application marked with reference numberFS 2.1.12-1803-14, should be sent to email@example.com to be received by 8 of February, 2015, at the latest.
We look forward to receiving your application!