Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten
Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher
education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are
characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a
multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå
University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9
genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment
makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a
dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.
The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for
biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and
has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.
Background and description of work tasks
Cancer metastasis and treatment resistance remain major clinical challenges.
The molecular mechanisms that drive cancer metastasis to vital organs and
allow metastatic cancer to quickly acquire treatment resistance to current
therapies are poorly understood. The research project is to study the role of
key factors that might be responsible for cancer metastasis to distant organs
and to explore targeted treatment strategies to overcome treatment resistance.
This is a pilot study (4 months) with the aim of investigating the potential
of the project to be appropriate for a grant application, PhD- or post-doc
It's aims are to:
1. To examine alterations of cancer specific pathways, including lipid
kinases and KRAS associated survival and metastatic signaling pathways, in
tumor tissues and samples.
2. Apply cancer-immunology and translational cancer research approaches to
study novel therapeutic agents in inhibiting cancer metastasis
3. Apply flow cytometry of cell sorting and single cell-based RNA-seq,
immunofluorescence analysis, molecular biology analyzes, cell culture model
and mouse models in the projects.
The selected candidate will under supervision of the group leader use the
advanced methods in cancer biology and immunology including flow cytometry
analysis of cell sorting, immunofluorescence analysis, molecular biology
analyzes, cell culture model and mouse models. The selected candidate will
also learn the tools for documentation and present the findings.
The candidates for this position must hold a University degree equivalent to a
European University Master degree (240 ECTS) in molecular biology (or
equivalent fields) at the time of the recruitment.
The candidate should have experiences from studies in experimental cancer
research, cancer immunology, biomedicine with a focus on the treatment of
cancer cells, flow cytometry analysis, and animal models with certificates and
biochemistry analysis skills such as immunoblotting and immuno-precipitation
The candidates need to be fluent in spoken and written English.
The candidates should be highly motivated and able to work productively in a
Excellent communication skills for interacting effectively with senior
colleagues and peers are required.
How to apply
You apply through our recruitment system at the latest September 20th 2021.
Your application must contain the following documents written in English or
A CV with information on education, a list of previous and current
employments, and a list of publications.
A cover letter describing your research experience and interests and
motivation for applying for the position
Contact details of one to three references.
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO,
+46-(0)90-786 52 96 and
ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.
For questions regarding the position contact Jenny Persson, Professor of Basal
Tumor Biology, email@example.com
We welcome your application!
More about us
The Jenny Persson lab is specialized in Cancer Research at the Department of
Molecular Biology. You can find more information about us at
https: // www. umu.se/personal/jenny-persson/ in Swedish. Or
https: // www. umu.se/en/staff/jenny-persson/ in English.
Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue
between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation
for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different
backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.
We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1275-21
Jenny Persson, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96
ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date 20.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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