University of Iceland is inviting applications from a new doctor for the project “Stimulation of natural resistance to host defense” (e. “Host directed therapy by activating innate immunity”) at the Biology Center. The project is funded by the University of Iceland Research Fund and RANNÍS.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- The aim of the project is to define cellular pathways that relate to natural human immunity in the pulmonary epithelial cells, with emphasis on controlling the expression of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs).
- An invasion of the expression of small-molecule defense peptides that affect the epithelial pathway and promote resistance to bacteria can be prevented.
- The research project aims to detect the effects of new substances that stimulate natural immunity and activity of the epithelium. transcriptional factors and transcription cell epithelial cells, as well as the effects of certain pathogens on the epithelium, will be considered.
Duration: 02 years with the possibility of an annual extension
Starting date: April 2019
- Applicants must hold doctorate degree in Biology or Biochemistry.
- Experience of cell culture, molecular biology, and biochemistry of research is necessary
- Insights into bioinformatics and mass spectrometry are possible
- English proficiency in speech and writing is a requirement
Apply online and an application should include:
- CV (with a list of published papers)
- Applicant’s research interests and strengths (half-page)
- Project’s interest and what the applicant considers to be involved in the design and processing of the project; (name, status, organization, email and phone number) (max. half-page)
|Organization||University of Iceland|
|Subject areas||Life Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||11th March 2019|