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The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Suregry at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg invites applicants for assistant researcher, with placement in a research group at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Cente (SCC). The research group investigate the role and interplay of endogenous and exogenous antioxidants, cell metabolism and the immune system in relation to tumorigenesis with aim to develop new therapies to block cancer progression and metastasis.

Job assignments

Tasks include to design and perform experiments on cancer cells in tissue culture and on mouse models for cancer. This includes e.g. organizing mice breeding and genotyping, isolation of RNA and DNA, performing real-time PCR, western blot analysis, and genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9. The work also involves reading and interpreting primary scientific literature within this research field, conducting basic statistical analysis, and having ability to communicate with other lab members in the laboratory and at meeting presentations.


To qualify as a associate researcher the applicant should hold a Master degree with a focus on cell and molecular biology or systems biology. The person must have a well-developed knowledge of cancer models and must have practical documented experience from work with genetically engineered mice. Knowledge and practical documented experience with bioinformatics is desirable and a strong merit. The work demands drive, independence, and accuracy. Great emphasis will be put on personal suitability, like commitment, initiative and cooperation.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at Department of Surgery at Institute of Clinical Sciences. Starting date; As soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Assistant Professor, Volkan Sayin: phone; +46 737 008843 or e-mail;


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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.The application should contain a short cover letter (maximum two A4 pages) including: a brief summary of your research experience and scientific interests, and a brief description of why you are interested in this position. A curriculum vitae including: copies of diplomas, technical expertise, training, and the names and contact details of two references. 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 selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2020-10-09 


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.


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