Postdoctoral fellow in Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Ref PAR 2022/1701

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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

 

Subject area 

Medical biochemistry and cell biology

 

Subject area description 

The overall aim of the project is to increase our understanding of the molecular basis of the upstream/downstream targets of Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK) receptor tyrosine kinase.

 

Duties 

The postdoctoral fellow will be engaged in projects focused on mechanisms that regulate initiation, growth and survival ALK positive neuroblastoma and their microenvironment. The fellow will use a broad range of approaches, such as genetics, cell biology, proteomics 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 Drosophila and cell culture models of ALK positive neuroblastoma to validate novel therapeutic strategies. Signaling pathways will be further investigated in these models with consideration of their pathological relevance.

 

Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg. 

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.  

Assessment criteria 

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, proteomics and histology. Knowledge of ALK is an advantage. Knowledge of Drosophila models as well as experience working with cell culture systems is a requirement. Laboratory knowledge and documented training regarding handling/working with Drosophila is a requirement. Drug treatment and screening, live imaging, biochemical assays, and cell culture model systems are an advantage. 

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

 

Employment 

The employment is full time and temporary, two years with the possibility of one year's extension, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

 

Selection process 

Help for applicants

 

Contact information 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Ruth Palmer, Professor, 031-786-3906, ruth.palmer@gu.se

 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

 

 

Application 

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application 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

- Contact details of two references

- Proof of completed PhD

 

Applications must be received by: 2022-12-27

 

  

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