The Cava lab at the Laboratory of Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and the Department of Molecular Biology (Umeå University) is a multidisciplinary and stimulating research space that investigates bacterial cell wall biology and genetics at the interface between basic and clinical research. 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. This research program has potential in the development of novel antimicrobial strategies to combat multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Candidate must hold a university degree in Molecular Biology or Microbiology equivalent to a
European University PhD at the time of recruitment. You should be highly motivated, have very good communication skills and the ability to interact in a team. You must have a good working knowledge of standard molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry techniques. It will be particularly qualifying to have demonstrated expertise in high-throughput genetics (Tn-seq) methods. You need to be skilled in both oral and written communication in English.

A complete application should be sent in English to Felipe Cava ( including: (1) a cover letter summarizing your qualifications and motives for applying, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contacts of three references. Application submitted electronically (MS Word or PDF).

For more information, please contact Dr. Felipe Cava:

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