PhD Position in Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden

Postdoc Position (2 years) 2019 in Sweden, Umeå University

PhD Position in Chemistry: Join us at Umeå University’s Faculty of Science and Technology for an exciting PhD position focusing on the structural biology of viruses, particularly the assembly mechanisms of human pathogenic viruses. This position offers a unique opportunity to delve into cutting-edge research using cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) alongside biochemical and biophysical assays. Apply by 3rd June 2024 for consideration.

PhD Position in Chemistry, Specializing in Structural Biology of Viruses

Summary Table:

  • Type of employment: Temporary position
  • Contract type: Full time
  • First day of employment: According to agreement
  • Salary: Monthly salary
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Full-time equivalent: 100%
  • City: Umeå
  • County: Västerbottens län
  • Country: Sweden
  • Reference number: AN 2.2.1-466-24
  • Contact: Max Renner, 0907865000
  • Published: 20.Mar.2024
  • Last application date: 03.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

Study Area: This PhD position focuses on the structural biology of viruses, specifically exploring the assembly mechanisms of human pathogenic viruses within the Pneumoviridae family.

Scholarship Description: The successful candidate will engage in research using state-of-the-art cryo-EM techniques, along with biochemical and biophysical assays, to investigate viral assembly mechanisms. The project entails characterizing multi-component complexes, analyzing structures and dynamics, and exploring interactions with lipids and other molecules. The aim is to deepen our understanding of virus assembly for the development of therapeutics.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed a second-cycle degree or equivalent, with specific coursework in chemistry or related fields. Additionally, experience in infection biology, biochemistry, and structural biology is required. Proficiency in English is essential.

Required Documents: Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

  1. A personal letter detailing motivations and qualifications (up to 2 pages)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Copies of degree certificates and diplomas
  4. Copies of relevant publications or theses (up to 5)
  5. Contact information for two reference persons

How to Apply: To apply, use our e-recruitment system Varbi and submit your application by the deadline of 3rd June 2024. Applications should be in English or Swedish.

Last Date: 03.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

For further information, contact Associate Professor Max Renner at max.renner@umu.se. Explore more about the Department of Chemistry and opportunities at Umeå University via our website.

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