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The Institute of Clinical Sciences is one of six Institutes within Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. We conduct research and education that puts people's health and quality of life in focus. We represent 16 different research areas and are divided into four sections. Through a fruitful collaboration with the healthcare and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, we have developed joint projects and meeting places that benefits both health care and research.

The Department of Surgery at the Institute of Clinical Sciences invites applications for a postdoctor in cancer research. The research group has a strong desire to translate basic research findings into new treatment principles for rectal cancer.

Subject area

Cancer research

Subject area description

Developing and evaluating new models and treatments for rectal cancer.

Job assignments

The postoctor position will be linked to a research project focusing on the development and assessment of new models and treatment regimes of rectal cancer. The collection of methods that will be used in the project includes bioinformatics, immunohistochemistry, gene expression analysis, culture of primary cells and cell lines, organoids and cellular assays. The candidate is also expected to supervise students at both master's and doctoral level and to apply for research grants.


To qualify as an assistant researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. We aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.


To qualify the applicant should have a Ph.D. in relevant subject such as immunology or molecular biology or tumor biology. The applicant should have knowledge or interest in the field of cancer research, practical laboratory experience within immunology and/or cancer research is a requirement. Highly proficient in spoken and written English is necessary.

Basic knowledge within cancer in the gastrointestinal tract is a merit. Extensive experience in bioinformatics as well as in molecular biology techniques such as gene expression analyses, immunohistochemistry and cell cultures are highly valued. Experience of supervision and teaching is an advantage.

It is expected that you can both conduct research in a highly independent manner as well as the ability to cooperate with others given that the project is in collaboration with other researchers. We value a candidate who is driven, organizational, meticulous, effective and independent. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Surgery. Starting date; As agreed 

For further information:

Regarding the position please contact Professor Eva Angenete phone; +46 31-343 84 10 or email;


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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.Include a CV (including a publication list and contact information for 2 professional references), a copy of the certificate of doctoral degree and a short personal letter describing your expertise and why you are a good fit for this position. 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: 2021-12-06

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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