Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tumor biology. - Göteborgs universitet - Biologjobb i Göteborg
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tumor biology.
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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).

At SCC, both basic and clinical research is conducted with a focus on translational cancer research of approximately 15 different research groups. Sundfeldt group's goal is to transfer new knowledge from basic research on ovarian tumorigenesis to clinically useful ovarian cancer prevention and early diagnosis to improve survival in the disease. The research project is being conducted in close collaboration with associate professor Anders Ståhlberg at SCC.

Subject area

Tumor biology, diagnostics / prevention, translational research.

Subject area description

Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare cancer disease most commonly diagnosed when it has spread throughout the abdominal cavity and therefore it is the gynecological cancer with highest mortality rate. Sundfeldt's research group studies possibilities for prevention and early diagnosis by studying basic mechanisms for ovarian cancer development and transferring it to clinically useful knowledge.

The aim of this project is to seek out the relationship between ovarian cancer and endometriosis. 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.

Applicants will work with gene sequencing studies on frozen and paraffin embedded tissue as well as liquid biopsies and circulating tumor DNA.

Job assignments

Applicants are expected to be able 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. The employment entails participation in a translational research group with different issues surrounding cancer, but the main task is development of future diagnostic tools for gynecological cancer.

The employment also include 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.


Good knowledge of molecular biology laboratory work, previous training experience and good knowledge in spoken and written English is a most. Good knowledge of gene sequencing in cancer and bioinformatics is highly credible as well as previous work with large data. 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.


Fixed-term employment, 24 months at 100% employment rate. placed at The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information:

Please contact Professor Karin Sundfeldt Phone: 031-786 6768, 0730-273039 or E-mail:


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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.

The application must include:

* Detailed CV
* List of publications / manuscripts
* A representative publication
* Description of future research plans
* Description of qualifications in relation to the advertised position
* Two references with names, phonenumbers and e-mail addresses

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.

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.

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