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Five Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students at Umea University in Sweden, 2019

The Umea University is inviting applications for Five Postdoctoral Fellowships in Experimental Genomics of Malaria Transmission to start in September 2018 or as otherwise agreed. This research forms part of a major effort funded by the European Research Council aimed at understanding the molecular basis of malaria transmission to mosquitoes.

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Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: September 20, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to study Postdoctoral programme within the Department of Molecular Biology.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in Experimental Genomics of Malaria Transmission.
  • Scholarship Award: The biennial fellowships are 262 080 SEK per year. You are expected to start in September 2018 or as otherwise agreed.
  • Nationality: This fellowship is available for international students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to five fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Sweden

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for international students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

You have a PhD in a relevant area such as genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology or infectious disease research, as well as a proven ability to deliver high-quality scientific outputs. To be eligible you should have completed your PhD degree a maximum of three years before the end of the application period, unless special circumstances exist. You should be able to work as well independently as in team. You should have a keen interest and sound understanding of molecular and cell biology and experimental genetics. You need to be willing to undertake research involving animals. You are proficient in oral and written communication in English. You must be able to demonstrate a good ability to communicate science effectively and be able to develop creative ways to solve scientific problems.

For most projects the ability to analyse large data sets would be an advantage, as well as an understanding of programming and analysis software such as R, Perl or Python. A background in malaria research or rodent disease models would be highly desirable, as would be knowledge in molecular parasitology and genomics.

English Language Requirements: Students must have very good language skills in English, both spoken and written, is required.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: The application should include:

  • A personal cover letter explaining why you want to work with us, how you fulfil the essential requirements, which project you would be most interested in, what you can bring to the project and in which direction you may want to develop it (2 A4 pages maximum).
  • A curriculum vitae that documents academic education and past and previous employments.
  • Your publication list.
  • Copies of doctoral thesis and PhD certificate.
  • Names and contact details with e-mail addresses of two to three academic references.
  • Other relevant documentation you wish to include in support of your application.

The application shall be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-1171-18, should be sent electronically (in PDF format) to medel-at-diarie.umu.se (with reference number on the subject line) no later than September 20, 2018.

One copy of the application should also be sent to oliver.billker-at-umu.se with the reference number in the subject line.

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