Jobba Statligt

Postdoctoral fellow in Cancer Genomics and Liquid Biopsies

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    8 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    28 oktober

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 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.

Institute of Biomedicine conducts research and teaching in preclinical and clinical medical sciences. The department is divided into five sections: infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology, pathology and genetics, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine, and medicinal chemistry and cell biology. 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 focused on cancer within the Sahlgrenska Academy and consists of a mixture of basic and clinical research with translational ambitions.

Subject area

Cancer Genomics and Liquid Biopsies

Subject area description

This postdoc position will be in association with Associate Professor Anders Ståhlberg and Professor Karin Sundfeldt  at Sahlgrenska Center Research for Cancer. This project aims to develop next generation diagnostics within cancer diagnsotics by analyzing analytes (DNA and RNA) in liquid biopsies, including blood and urine. 

Job assignments

You will be working with clinical samples, method development and several molecular biology techniques such as qPCR and NGS as well as with experimental data. The work also include supervision, drafting applications, communicate research data in oral presentations as well as in written reports. The work include close interaction with other academic and industrial collaborators, nationally and internationally.


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.


Area of PhD, experience and research merits within a for the project relevant subject area. We are looking for an ambitious and service oriented team player with great interpersonal and organizational skills. Suitable background is an exam in experimental tumor biology. Experience in qPCR and 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. Personal suitability is of highest importance. Hence, we are looking for an enthusiastic person, who combines technical expertise with good communication skills and team working capabilities. A candidate should have a strong desire to help other researchers in their work, but also the motivation to work independently.

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,

Karin Sundfeldt, Professor, +313429229,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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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 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: 2020-10-28


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.


Arbetsgivaren efterfrågar följande erfarenheter eller kunskaper

  • Molekylärbiolog


Salary is determined on an individual basis

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


The position is temporary, two years Full time