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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral fellow in cancer biology/immunology

A post-doctoral research position is available to study treatment resistance mechanisms of malignant lymphomas in the Thoren lab at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (SCC), Department of Biomedicine at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


Subject area

Cancer biology/-immunology


Subject area description

In recent years, work from us and others have shed light on novel aspects of the multi-faceted interplay between NK cells and other immune cells in different types of acute and chronic leukemias. We have recently demonstrated that a group of proteins are associated with therapy resistance to immunochemotherapy in aggressive B cell lymphomas. This project aims at characterizing mechanisms underlying therapy resistance with a distinct focus on expression patterns of ribosomal and actin-related proteins and the NK cell repertoire.


Job assignments

The project is a collaboration between the clinical hematology group of P-O Andersson and the Thoren lab at SCC. The successful candidate will characterize how sensitivity to immunochemotherapy is affected by expression levels of ribosomal and actin-related proteins and different subtypes of NK cells contribute to effector responses. Methods that will be used include flow cytometry, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, siRNA transfection, cDNA-based plasmid transfection etc.



An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher

Education Ordinance.



The ideal candidate would have a PhD in molecular cell biology/immunology, a strong track record, and experience in cell culture, gene and protein regulation, and flow cytometry. The candidate should be able to carry out projects independently and is expected to collaborate with other members of the laboratory and external collaborators. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.



The employment is temporary, 2 years, full time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine.


For further information:

Please contact   docent, researcher Fredrik Bergh Thorén, phone +46 31 786 6673, e-mail fredrik.thoren@gu.se



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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


Closing date: 2017-11-22

 The application should contain:

- A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

- A CV including a list of publications

- Proof of completed PhD

- Contact details of two references

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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