The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse
knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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 440
million SEK in total assets.
The candidate will work at the Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research, a
center within the University of Gothenburg in close association with
Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The center is part of a strategic research
effort within the Sahlgrenska Academy focused on cancer research and consists
of a mixture of basic and clinical research projects with translational
Cancer Genomics and Liquid Biopsies
Subject area description
This open postdoc position is contained within Associate Professor Anders
Ståhlberg's research group at Sahlgrenska Center Research for Cancer. Our
long-term goal is early cancer detection in order to personalize the treatment
of each patient. This project aims to develop and use next generation cancer
diagnostics by analyzing biomarkers in different liquid biopsies, especially
blood. The project focuses on sarcomas, including pediatric sarcomas, and the
analyses of immune cells, cell-free tumor-DNA and proteins. Our work is in
close collaboration with academy, health care and industry. Additional
information about the research group: https: // www. gu.se/en/research/anders-
Within this project you will plan, design and perform research activities
aimed at developing and using biomarker analysis in blood samples for next
generation cancer diagnostics. You will be working with clinical samples,
method development and several molecular biology techniques, especially qPCR
and sequencing (NGS), as well as with experimental data. The work will focus
on sarcomas but our solutions are generic and may be applied to any tumor
entity. The work also include project management, supervision, communicate
research data in oral presentations as well as in written reports.
Interactions with other academic and industrial collaborators are also
An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at
Göteborg University. 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.
We are looking for an ambitious and service oriented team player with great
interpersonal and organizational skills. Suitable background is a PhD exam
related to molecular biology and/or tumor biology. Experience in DNA-based
techniques, such as qPCR and sequencing (NGS), is considered a merit.
Ability to work under pressure and in a team, organizational skills and good
knowledge in English, both in speech and writing, is essential. Hence, we are
looking for an enthusiastic person, who will lead and develop innovative
projects within a research team. A candidate should have a strong desire to
help other researchers and students in their work, but also the motivation to
work independently. Emphasis will be set on personal qualities.
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 placement at the
Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.
For further information:
Please contact Anders Ståhlberg, Associate Professor, +46 31 7866735,
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https: // www. gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-
Information for International Applicants
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life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:
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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
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
Closing date : 2021-08-23
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and
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.