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Two positions as postdoctoral research fellow are available at the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo in the research groups of Associate Professor Cinzia Progida and Professor Oddmund Bakke.
The candidates for these positions will work on a project funded by the Norwegian Research Council entitled: ”Membrane-cytoskeleton crosstalk for the intracellular coordination of immunity”. This is a collaborative project between the Norwegian groups and Prof. Jacques Neefjes in Leiden and Prof. Michael Sheetz in Singapore. The goal of this project is to identify molecules and pathways that coordinate the interplay between
cytoskeleton dynamics and intracellular membrane transport, and to further characterize how this interplay regulates antigen internalization, transport and presentation as well as cell migration in dendritic cells. The project will make use of proteomics and bioinformatics to identify the network of interactions involved in this regulation. The project also depend on the use of advanced imaging techniques such as live cell
imaging/super-resolution combined with biophysical assays to study the effect of dimensional cues and substrate stiffness on intracellular transport and cytoskeletal dynamics upon antigen recognition.
The laboratory of Assoc. Prof. Cinzia Progida is closely linked to the Eurobioimaging Advanced imaging node NorMIC Oslo, headed by Prof. Oddmund Bakke with access to a wide range of the latest imaging equipment and methods. The Department of Biosciences harbors also an EM-lab, the Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) and Proteomics services.
New closing date: 28 April 2019
For additional information please check the job offer.