Postdoctoral position in Microbiology, Umea University, Sweden

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

Postdoctoral position in Microbiology: The Cava lab at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology at Umea University is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Microbiologist for a post-doctoral position. Join us to research bacterial cell wall biology and genetics, and develop new ways to fight drug-resistant bacteria.

Designation: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research Area: Molecular Biology or Microbiology

Location: Umea University, Sweden


  • The candidate must hold a university degree in Molecular Biology or Microbiology equivalent to a European University PhD at the time of recruitment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Good working knowledge of standard molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in high-throughput genetics (Tn-seq) methods is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English.

Job Description: The selected candidate will be involved in the research program focused on investigating bacterial cell wall biogenesis, remodeling, and regulation. The main responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research experiments and data analysis related to bacterial cell wall biology and genetics.
  • Collaborating with team members and contributing to the overall research objectives of the lab.
  • Keeping accurate records of experimental procedures and results.
  • Presenting research findings at conferences and preparing scientific publications.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a complete application in English to Felipe Cava (felipecava@umuse), including the following documents:

  1. A cover letter summarizing qualifications and motives for applying.
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting relevant academic and research experience.
  3. Names and contacts of three references.

Applications should be submitted electronically.

Last Date for Apply: Until position filled

For more information about the Cava lab and the research program, please visit:

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Felipe Cava:


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