The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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 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 450 million SEK in total assets.

Job assignments

The researcher will be engaged in projects focused on mechanisms that regulate initiation, growth and survival of Non-Small-Cell-Lung-Cancer ALK positive cancers and their microenvironment. The fellow will use a broad range of approaches, such as genetics, cell biology and in vivo modeling to understand/reveal upstream/downstream targets of ALK both during novel developmental processes and disease. The fellow will be involved in mouse and cell culture models of NSCLC ALK positive cancer to validate novel therapeutic strategies. Signaling pathways will be further investigated in these models with consideration of their pathological relevance

Qualifications

PhD in a relevant subject. A high level of English communication and writing skills are an important requirement. The candidate is expected to be active in designing and implementing their projects, and also to collaborate closely with other members of the team. Methods employed require knowledge in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and histology. Knowledge with mouse models as well as experience working with cell culture systems is a requirement. Laboratory knowledge and documented training regarding handling/working with mice and experience in xenografts is a requirement. Drug treatment and screening, live imaging, knowledge of ultra sound imaging, MRI, biochemical assays, and cell culture model systems are an advantage.

Employment

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 regarding the position

Please contact Bengt Hallberg, Professor. Phone: +46 31 786 3815, e-mail: bengt.hallberg@gu.se

Unions

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How to apply

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Closing date: 22-01-28

 The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

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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