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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctor in Tumor biology within gynecological cancer

The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, is looking for a postdoctoral in cancer research with placement at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (SCC). The research group's goal is to transfer knowledge from basic tumor  biology research to ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment. They work truly translational as the position combines the research areas of basic tumor biology with profylactic cancer strategies and early diagnostics. The project is conducted in close collaboration with Anders Stålberg's research team at SCC. The employment entails participation in a research group with different issues surrounding cancer, but will mainly work on the development of future diagnostic tools for gynecological cancer.

Subject area

Tumor biology within gynecological cancer

Subject area description

Gene sequencing studies on endometriosis and endometriosis-mediated ovarian cancer. Endometriosis is a common disease that often causes pain and infertility in young women. There is an increased risk of ovarian cancer in later life, but the base of biological knowledge is insufficient to predict the risk.

Job assignments

Applicants are expected to independently conduct experimental studies focusing on isolation of cells and DNA, gene sequencing and bioinformatic/biostatistic analysis, as well as analyzing and presenting scientific data in qualified written form. Basic molecular biology (i.e. rtPCR, WB, IHC) and cell culture. Supervision of master students.


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in tumorbiology/bioinformatics. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.


Very good knowledge of gene sequencing in cancer and bioinformatics is highly credible as well as previous work with large data. Good knowledge of molecular biology laboratory work. Previous training experience. Meriting is strong personal motivation, being able to work structured, organized and independent, curiosity, accuracy and good teamwork. Personal appropriateness will be given importance. Following the qualitative overall assessment of competence and proficiency, applicants will be selected which are deemed to have the best conditions for implementing and developing current tasks and contributing to a positive development of the research group.


The employment is a fixed-term employment of 2 years full-time at the the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg. First day of employment: As agreed

For further information:

Regarding the position please contact professor Karin Sundfeldt; phone: + 46 730-273039 or e-mail: karin.sundfeldt@obgyn.gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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. The application, must include:

1. Detailed CV
2. List of publications / manuscripts
3. A representative publication
4. Description of future research plans
5. Description of qualifications in relation to the advertised position
6. Two references with names and addresses

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: 2018-02-02


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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