For a fully funded mainly-wetlab postdoc position, please follow this link.
We are otherwise always welcoming spontaneous applications, in which case we would write a proposal and apply to a funding agency if you are postdoc (e.g. Marie curie, HFSP, and several local Swedish ones).
PhD student positions
Funding for PhD students is comparatively rare, but some sources exist. To get these we would first need to offer a temporary assistant position until the time is right. Or even better, do your master thesis with us.
Master thesis projects – computational
We are also happy to supervise master thesis projects. Especially computational projects – we are happy to take you in, regardless of discipline (biology, physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering). You should however have at least touched a programming language before to get the most out of the stay. The simpler tasks involve looking at existing datasets, extracting information that we can include in our T cell model. Slightly more advanced projects will immediately involve multi-omics integration and doing things that essentially have not been done before (it is a new field). While we don’t expect a mathematical wiz, be prepared that you will need to write code that solves or computer at least basic equations (only some linear algebra will take you far).
Master thesis projects – wet lab
To a more limited extent we also consider students to join on our wet lab side – mostly likely because these projects are harder to supervise. Most likely you will be working along someone else in an existing project to ensure that you get enough help.
If you feel that you are really independent then there are also opportunities for more independent tasks. This includes testing our ideas for new assays to increase our data gathering abilities. We also have some biological questions where we would benefit from pilot experiments. For example, investigating lesser known types of histone modifications is fairly high on our wish list.
If you are studying at the Medical Faculty in Umeå, you can get a stipend to hang out with us over a summer. Check the program Forskaraspiranter, with deadline 1st Feb in 2020 (announced yearly).
Of course, we can consider summer students also funded under other programs or just on their own interest.
The location – MIMS, Umeå, Sweden
Our lab is located at Umeå University, and MIMS, a part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. This place has long been a centre of excellence for molecular genetics and pathogen research. Our group takes advantage of this, bringing mechanistic knowledge of disease up to modern scale with high-throughput biology. Umeå is a vibrant town, largely due to the students – international as well as from all over Sweden. Some personal favourites include the Swedish cuisine (gastropubs and microbreweries), over 6 dance styles represented, one of Swedens largest ju-jutsu clubs (among other budo), indoor and outdoor climbing, winter sports, sailing club, etc … Accommodation is affordable. Oh, and don’t worry about the language. The local pub even runs their pub quiz in english, as is the case with many other social activities! No lack of auroras in winter. For some news from Sweden, in english, try out The local.