Two-year post-doc in Chemometrics: Sweden

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Chemometrics to the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, Sweden. The opening is temporary with a competitive salary for two years (can be extended) and available immediately or as agreed.

The Cava lab at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology (Umeå University) studies cell wall biology and genetics in bacteria. Our goal is to improve the inventory of players in cell wall biogenesis, remodeling and regulation, characterize the function and interplay of known components, and evolve our work into quantitative studies and computational modeling. Gathered data will have an extraordinary potential as novel targets for the development of antimicrobials.

The recruited postdoc will focus on the development of dedicated software for the comparative analysis of cell wall chromatographic and MS data, and generation and management of a cell wall database.

Candidates must hold a University degree in bioinformatics or computational biology equivalent to a European University PhD at the time of recruitment. You should be highly motivated, have very good communication skills with senior colleagues and peers and the ability to interact in a team.

Particularly qualifying knowledge includes: statistical analyses using R, image analysis using MATLAB, software development (Perl, Python), relational database management with MySQL, Perl DBI/DBD and phpMyAdmin, protein structure prediction and analysis, data mining of proteomics and genomics databases, web design using php/HTML, Perl CGI, JavaScript and Jmol scripting. Enthusiasm, the ability for good team work, and a good command of the English language are also key qualifications.

Send your documents (in one single pdf file)in English to Felipe Cava ( including: (i) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and motives for applying, (ii) a curriculum vitae, and (iii) the names and contacts of three references.

For further information please contact Dr. Felipe Cava,

About Umeå University:
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programs, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 400 employees and 34 000 students have already chosen Umeå University.

About MIMS:
MIMS, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS, is the Swedish part within The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine ( , which was established in 2007 as a joint collaboration with the EMBL, the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE). The partnership is dedicated to the growing field of life sciences that investigates the molecular basis of disease and explores molecularly and genetically based treatments.
The Partnership provides access to scientific infrastructure, including databases, facilities and instrumentation, as well as to clinical materials and networks and training activities provided by the partners and adopts the EMBL model for international recruitment, staff turnover and scientific reviews.

About the Department of Molecular Biology:
The Department of Molecular Biology has about 200 employees. The department’s main tasks involve research, graduate education, and undergraduate education as well as interactions with the community. For more information, see:

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