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[ccp4bb] PhD student position available at Umeå University

Dear colleagues, 

I have an opening for a fully-funded PhD student position in my group. Please forward it to any suitable candidates.

PhD project:
Our research group studies the structural and functional mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer between bacteria via Type 4 Secretion Systems. The rapid increase of multi-resistant bacteria in today’s society makes it imperative to understand the basic structural and biochemical functions of the very large protein complexes that catalyse the transfer of the DNA.

The goal of our work is to study the structure and function of Type 4 Secretion Systems from Gram-positive bacteria, which so far is poorly understood, even though these bacteria account for a very large fraction of multi-resistant bacterial hospital infections. The PhD project will involve methods in molecular biology, biochemistry and structural biology, such as cloning, protein _expression_ and purification, surface plasmon resonance, calorimetry as well as X-ray crystallography and cryo electron microscopy.

For complete details on the projects and how to apply, please see:

If you apply, please do so via the online system and not directly to me. 

Best wishes,
Ronnie Berntsson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Umeå University
90187 Umeå

e-mail: ronnie.berntsson@umu.se
phone: +46 90 7865235