1st Research Assistant 100%

Umeå University
October 04 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Medical Faculty, Umeå University seeks a 1st Research Assistant 100% within ongoing research projects in regenerative medicine with focus on bone and fat regeneration.

Project description:

The position involves work with cells (predominantly mesenchymal stem cells, MSC) and biomaterials, mainly using in vitro models. The goal of the project is to study in vitro models in 3D utilising clinically relevant MSCs in combination with biomaterials suited for bone- and fat regeneration.  The applicant will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and will be encouraged to actively develop new lines of research in the field.


Eligible to apply are individuals with a Swedish PhD or equivalent international PhD. The fellow must have a PhD in a relevant area such as stem cells biology or tissue engineering and have substantial technical expertise in laboratory work, cell culture, molecular biology and method development.

Furthermore, experience in surgery on small animals, immunohistochemistry and cell culture are required.

Prior experience of biochemical analysis methods and knowledge in 3D-printing technology are of merits.  

The successful candidate will be proficient in spoken English and have prior experience of writing reports/manuscripts in English.

Personal suitability according to the mentioned requirements and the applicant's ability to cooperate within the research group are of great importance.

Application should include:

A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicants research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.

Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees, technical expertise, employments, and names and contact information for two references.

List of publicationsFurther information: Junior Assistant Professor Peyman Kelk, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden or via e-mail peyman.kelk@umu.se

Start date: Earliest November 1st 2017, and at the latest January 15th 2018

The position is for one year with possibility for an extension of the contract.


- Bitr. univ.lektor Peyman Kelk, peyman.kelk@umu.se

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