at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. (Closing date: 13 December 2021) Prolonged application time – new closing date: 31 January 2022.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) conducts experimental basic research in molecular cell biology, intergrative biology and infection and immune biology. The research environment is characterized by a modern and advanced methodology and has a strong international profile. MBW is one of the larger departments of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with more than 30 research groups and about 180 employees, of whom 60 are doctoral students. Read more about MBW at

Project description
The position is placed in the laboratory of Marianne Farnebo, which locates at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at Karolinska Institutet. Farnebo laboratory recently moved to Biomedicum, a new interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum house approximately 1,600 researchers and other personnel and allow expensive equipment to be shared and utilised more effectively.

The laboratory studies the function of non-coding RNA and RNA-binding proteins in DNA repair, and how defects in these processes contribute to cancer. This project is conceptually novel and expected to have important consequences on our understanding of DNA repair control and cancer development, with implications for cancer therapy.

Main responsibilities
The advertised position is a full time position and the work tasks will comprise two components;

The first is to perform research within the group and help in ongoing research projects (around 80% of time). 
The second component is to carry out routine work within the lab, including ordering and organization of lab-related items, attesting invoices and introduction of new employees and help maintain service on equipment (around 20% of time). 

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. To build a strong and creative research team, we are looking for high achievers from universities around the world. We will offer an intellectually stimulating environment and are looking for the talented people who will play a part in developing our next breakthrough ideas. Are you ready to discover the unexplored? 
More specifically, we are looking for someone:

  • Who hold a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
  • Have previous experience in various cell biology techniques, including cell culture, qPCR, western blot and cloning. Experience in RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) is a merit.
  • Have a high personal drive, motivation and organization skills
  • Who is efficient and able to work productively in a team 
  • Who is fluent in English (written and spoken).

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, temporary position of one year, with the possibility of extension. Start date 2022-02-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the the project leader, Dr. Marianne Farnebo,, or the Department Head, Professor Neus Visa, tfn +46 8 16 41 11,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's 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.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 31/01/2022