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:

Postdoctoral candidates

At the moment, we are not actively recruiting post-docs, but we are always interested to discuss postdoctoral opportunities with highly motivated and skilled researchers. Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a subject area relevant for the projects in the lab. Furthermore, they must have good knowledge of standard molecular biology and biochemical methods. Working experience with mouse studies, gut microbiota analyses + manipulations and/or imaging techniques are strong merits.

Successful candidates need to be highly motivated, have very good communication skills and are expected to be at ease collaborating with other scientists. They should have high capacity to independently organize and lead projects that result in publications. International experience is a merit while good skills in both oral and written communication in English is a must. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

The recruited researcher will work collaboratively with the team to design, perform and evaluate animal studies, combined with biochemical and microbiological techniques as well as microbiota next-generation sequencing analyses.

Interested candidates, please contact Björn for more details and/or send a letter of interest, including a motivation (max 1 A4 page), a CV, list of publications and a list of three references to Björn.

Undergraduate students (Summer/ 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, 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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