Researcher/postdoc - molecular aging: Sweden

A position as researcher or postdoc is available in a project that studies the molecular mechanisms of aging by using yeast as a model organism. The research group is located at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology in the SLU BioCenter, a center for basic and applied research on plants and microorganisms. The BioCenter is located on the main campus of SLU in Ultuna, in the southern part of Uppsala, Sweden.


The work is aimed at studying how the supply of nutrients regulates replicative and chronological aging by using molecular genetics in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae (budding yeast). The work will include:

  • Construction of knockout mutants and plasmid transformants in yeast.
  • Phenotypic characterization of mutants and transformants with respect to aging.
  • Screens of plasmid libraries for genes that affect aging when overexpressed in yeast.
  • Compilation and analysis of data and writing of scientific papers.

For more about the project, see: Starvation and Aging in Yeast


  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications, preferably dealing with molecular genetics.
  • Significant practical experience of molecular genetics work in yeast.
  • Experience from working with molecular aging is a particular merit.
  • Experience from sequencing and bioinformatic analysis is a merit.
  • Good ability to use written and spoken English is required.
  • Good abilities to collaborate and communicate are required.

For employment as postdoc the PhD degree must have been granted within three years before the last appliction date, unless special grounds for exemptions from this rule exist. This limit does not apply to employments as researcher.

Form of employment:

Time-limited to 24 months. Extent 100%. Starting date by agreement.


Please submit your application electronically no later than September 12, 2018 at:

You will find further information and application instructions at that site.

Contact person:

Hans Ronne, Professor, +46(0)18-673223,

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