Postdoctoral fellow in cancer biology and immunology.

Göteborgs universitet / Kemiingenjörsjobb / Göteborg
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell - what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

• The Department of Infectious Diseases
• The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
• The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
• The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.

Subject area
Cancer biology and immunology.

Subject area description
The research group conducts research based on immunological analyses of gastrointestinal cancers with three recent publications in this area of research: Liang et al Cancers; 2022 Jun 10;14(12):2882, 2021 Oct 19;13(20):5247 and 2021 May 17;13(10):2428.

The post doctor position will be linked to a research project focusing on immunological assessments of preoperative biopsies to improve the diagnostics of rectal cancer to thereby individualize the treatment regimes. The methods that will be used in the project include multicolour immunohistochemistry, advanced flow cytometry, bioinformatics, gene expression analysis, culture of primary cells, cell lines and organoids as well as cellular assays. The candidate is also expected to supervise students at both master's and doctoral level and to apply for research grants.

The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made.

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.

Assessment criteria
To qualify the applicant should have a Ph.D. in relevant subject such as immunology, molecular biology or tumour biology. The applicant should have knowledge or interest in the field of cancer research. Practical laboratory experience within immunology and/or cancer research is a requirement. Highly proficient in spoken and written English is necessary. Extensive experience in immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, molecular biology techniques, gene expression analyses and cellular assays are highly valued. Documented knowledge within cancer in the gastrointestinal tract, experience of supervision and teaching is an advantage. It is expected that you can conduct research in a highly independent manner. We value a candidate who is driven, organizational, meticulous and effective and independent. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability as the project is conducted in collaboration with other researchers.

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 full time and temporary, two years with the possibility of one year's extension, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. first day of employment as agreed.

Contact information
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ulf Yrlid, Senior lecturer, phone +4631-7866225, mail

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Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the "Apply" button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

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

• Contact details of two references

• Proof of completed PhD

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-17

Information for International Applicants

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

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