Postdoc position in bacterial RNA Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden

Posted on April 29,

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright, and enthusiastic candidate with a background in RNA biology and/or molecular microbiology. The candidate should be able to work as a team member, learn new skills rapidly, and have excellent communication skills. The applicant must have received his/her PhD degree within the last 6 years.

The postdoctoral position is placed in the Holmqvist laboratory at Uppsala University, Sweden. The project will be focused on post-transcriptional gene regulation by bacterial RNA binding proteins. Specifically, the project will include molecular and physiological characterization of previously unknown RNA-binding proteins in Escherichia coli, which were recently identified in the host laboratory. To this end, we will combine molecular biology, biochemistry, and genome-wide analyses such as CLIP-seq and RNA-seq to investigate molecular mechanisms and their consequences for bacterial physiology and virulence.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biologyis organized into seven research programmes which all focus on different areas of cell and molecular biology: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Evolution, Molecular Systems Biology and Structural Biology. The scientific basis of what we do lies in biology, but our research overlaps with other areas such as medicine, computer science, mathematics, chemistry, engineering sciences and physics. In total, we are over 200 staff and ~60 Ph.D. students. Please read more about the department’s work at

Please send your application (in English) including a CV, a short summary of academic records and research interests, and at least two letters of recommendation (or contact details of potential referees) to [email protected]

Anticipated start date: September 2022. The two-year position is fully funded through the Carl Tryggers Foundation.