Postdoctoral Fellow in Targeted Cancer Therapy
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
The position is located at the Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research, University of Gothenburg, in close proximity to the Sahlgrenska university hospital. The center is part of a strategic research effort within the Sahlgrenska academy focused on cancer and consists of 25 research groups. These groups have a wide range of research activities spanning from basic cancer research to clinical projects with a translational approach.
Targeted cancer therapy
Subject area description
A post doc position is available within the research area of targeted cancer therapy. The position is located in Göran Stenman’s research group at the Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research. The main aim of the project is to develop new therapy for glandular cancers with tumor type-specific genomic aberrations for which there are currently no treatment. The project includes large-scale drug screening and validation of pharmaceutical substances in in vitro models such as 2D and 3D cultures of primary tumor cells and in the extension in vivo in patient-derived xenograft models. The project aims to develop targeted therapy that can be combined with for example chemo- or radiation therapy. The work is carried out in close collaboration with national and international partners within academia and the health care system. Further information about the research group is available online at: https: // www. gu.se/en/research/goran-stenman
You will plan, design and carry out research with the aim of developing new molecular treatment for glandular cancers. The work includes for example culture of human primary/short-term cultured tumor cells in 2D and 3D models, pharmaceutical treatment/screening, proliferation/apoptosis/sphere assays, quantitative PCR, RNA-seq and western blot analysis. The position also includes project management, supervision, and written and oral reporting of research data.
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.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Göran Stenman, professor, +46 31 786 6734,email@example.com
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
– Proof of completed PhD
– Contact details of two references
Applications must be received by: 2022-04-05