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Postdoctoral fellow in long noncoding RNAs and Cancer Biology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    18 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    8 juni

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.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these 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.

Subject area

Long noncoding RNAs and Cancer Biology.

Subject area description

The overall aim of the project is to identify key regulatory long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) involved in tumor development and progression. Candidate molecules will be identified and characterized using a range of cell biology and molecular biology techniques, ranging from large-scale genomics to focused molecular and cell biology and biochemical studies. We therefore aim to recruit a postdoc with complementary scientific skills.

Job assignments

Candidate will work on regulatory long noncoding RNAs that have been shortlisted using genome scale functional long noncoding RNA screens. Projects in the lab involve; 1) Characterization of mechanisms by which long noncoding RNA in the regulation of mitosis phase of the cell cycle, in particular chromosome segregation. 2) Exploring the functional role of long noncoding RNAs in cell differentiation programs and 3) Uncovering long noncoding RNA functions in tumor development and progression using selected cancer model systems. The selected candidate will work with primary tumors, tumor cell lines and mouse xenografts.


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.


Highly motivated candidates with a strong technical experience in RNA biology and cell & molecular biology can apply for this position. To be eligible for employment as a postdoctoral fellow, applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject. The prospective candidate is expected to have experience with cell-based assays and good experience in molecular biology techniques. The candidates should have extensive experience RNA related technology and this expertise would help in optimizing novel technologies that can address important questions such as how lncRNAs communicate with their target protein coding genes.

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 Professor Chandrasekhar Kanduri. Phone: +46(0)73-9600450, e-mail:


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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 is to be written in English.

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
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