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In the laboratory we will use a combination of gut microbiota analyses, microbiota transplantations (FMT), state-of-the-art ex vivo mucus measurements, antimicrobial assays, as well as confocal and fluorescence microscopy. In addition, we will use dietary interventions in mice and humans and closely work with Norrlands University Hospital Umeå (NUS) to analyze relevant patient samples.

In addition to the specific requirements below, we are looking for self-motivated team members with strong interpersonal skills. Interested candidates, please consider the following open positions in the Schroeder lab:

PhD/ Postdoctoral opportunity: Diet, gut microbiota and mucus function

We are currently seeking a highly motivated team member that thrives in a very productive environment and has obtained a university degree (M. Sc for PhD student; PhD for postdoctoral researcher) in mucosal barrier function, microbiology or gut microbiota research. Previous working experience with rodents, probiotics, gut microbiota sequence analyses and confocal imaging techniques are strong merits.

The successful candidate should be committed to highest-quality research and be competent in standard molecular biology and biochemical methods. Furthermore, we expect that the candidate has high capacity to independently organize and lead projects and has very good communication skills in oral and written English. International experience is a merit and the candidate is expected to be at ease collaborating with other scientists. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Interested candidates, please contact Björn for more details and/or send a letter of interest as one .pdf file in English to Björn, including: (i) a cover letter summarizing the specific motivation and qualifications that are relevant for this position, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) publication list and (iv) the names and contacts of 2-3 references before October 31st.

Please note that a formal application will be required through the official university recruitment system at a later stage.

Undergraduate students (Bachelor-/ Master level)

We are constantly looking for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students that are curious about the interaction between diet, gut microbiota and the intestinal mucosal immune system. Students that are interested in joining the lab (ideally more than 3 months), please contact Björn for more information and include a short letter of motivation (max 1 A4 page, including prior research experience), a CV and up to two reference contacts to enquire about opportunities in the lab.

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