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Group Leader at The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå University, Sweden.

MIMS ( seeks excellent young researchers who are interested in becoming new Group Leaders for innovative research in Molecular Infection Medicine. MIMS intends to finance up to three new Group Leader appointments in the coming year.

Applicants should have documented successful research in areas relevant to molecular infection medicine. For one of the appointments, applicants should have research background and competence in cryo-electron microscopy, as the Group Leader also will be affiliated with The Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility (www. as SciLifeLab Fellow.

The recruited researchers will receive extensive support in order to establish their own research group with participants at postdoctoral and doctoral level. Applicants are expected to conduct a successful research program in synergy with the multidisciplinary research environment that surrounds MIMS and also participate in collaborations and joint activities promoting research and exchanges within the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (

To qualify for employment you should have obtained a doctorate or have obtained corresponding scientific competence. You will also have undergone postdoctoral training and education in a relevant research area. Particular importance will be given to scientific skill. We are preferably looking for candidates who have reached a career level equivalent to that applicable for applicants to ERC Starting Grant. Therefore, those primarily considered should have obtained a doctoral degree, or corresponding qualifications, no later than two and no more than nine years before the application.

Applications should be received at the latest 2017-09-12.
Further information and a link to the e-recruitment system Varbi is found here:

CIRI, Center for Infectiology Research
UMR5308 – Université
Lyon 1– ENS Lyon, France

Post-doc position in viro-immunology

We are currently inviting applications from enthusiastic and independent post-doctoral candidates to participate in our ANR LabEx-funded project (a fully funded 2-year postdoc position).

The research program centers on viruses of the flaviviridae family (Dengue, zika virus, HCV) and the activation of the innate immune response via the sensing of infected cells, as well as viral strategies for immune evasion.

Environment: The lab is part of the CIRI, a center for infectious disease research, which promotes an integrated approach in the study of host-pathogen interactions, connecting researchers in disparate fields ranging from immunology, virology, bacteriology, epidemiology, etc.. The lab provides state-of-the-art facilities to perform cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, as well as Biosafety Level 3 laboratories and animal housing. It is situated on the Campus Charles Mérieux, a research campus endowed with strong basic biology sciences, with a particular dedication to research in infectious diseases. The host lab is also part of the Ecofect LabEx (Laboratory of Excellence, labeled by the Ministry of Research).

Candidates: The applicants are expected to have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Prior experience in virology and/or immunology and international training is highly advantageous. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic to work in a collaborative team. A proven ability to identify key research objectives and meet agreed deadlines, in addition to selfmotivation, flexibility, and assistance with ongoing projects in the lab are essential. Excellent written and communication skills in English is a requirement.

Please send one PDF file to Marlene Dreux

containing the following:
– cover letter (with short statement of the research interests)
– concise summary of previous research activities
– curriculum vitae including publication list and contact details for 2-3 referees

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