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Postdoctoral scholarship: Genome-wide investigating for proteins forming phase separation condensates and their functional roles in cells

News: Mar 04, 2020

We hereby announce that one postdoctoral scholarship is available at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg.

Dnr: GU 2019/1934

Project name: Genome-wide investigating for proteins forming phase separation condensates and their functional roles in cells.

Scholarship period: The scholarship covers a period of 24 months.

Preliminary start date: 2020 -09-01 (negotiable).

Supervisor/contact person: Beidong Liu, 031-7862584, e-mail: beidong.liu@cmb.gu.se.

Project description
Increasing evidences indicated that protein phase separation is a fundamental mechanism driving the assembly of multiple membrane-less organelles. This exciting new principle has dramatically changed our understanding toward structure and functional regulation of cells and organisms. This project aims to uncover proteins forming phase separation condensates and investigating their functional roles in different cellular processes in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cells. The group have access to cutting-edge genome-wide screening infrastructures required for performing the project. Self-motivated young researchers are very welcome to apply for the scholarship position and participate this exciting and challenging project.


  • To be eligible for a post-doc scholarship at the recipient must hold a PhD degree or equivalent education experience within a relevant field. The applicant must not have been employed at University of Gothenburg in the past two years.
  • Experience and knowledge required: Plasmid extraction, transformation; mRNA extraction, primer designing, and real-time polymerase chain reaction; Purification of recombinant protein; Western blotting; Immuno-fluorescence staining; Microscopy imaging; Cell culture. Education and work experience in Microbiology is a merit.

Written application, including reference number, is to be sent via e-mail to the supervisor and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal letter stating the reasons why the study suits the applicant (maximum one page)
  • List of publications
  • References (2)

Application deadline: 2020-05-01

The scholarship is 23000-25000 SEK/month (tax free)

The group’s major publications:

  • Life-span extension by a metacaspase in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Science, 2014.
  • The Polarisome Is Required for Segregation and Retrograde Transport of Protein Aggregates, Cell, 2010.

Information regarding scholarships:

  • Scholarships do not give rise to sickness benefits, compensation from the Social Insurance Office or retirement pension.
  • Scholarships are tax-free.
  • A scholarship holder cannot be hired after the scholarship period due to tax reasons.


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