The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

The group studies the molecular mechanisms and pathways of nuclear receptors and non-coding RNAs involved in cancer. Previous work includes identification of the estrogen-regulated transcriptome and the roles of microRNAs in cell migration, with a focus on estrogen signaling in breast and colorectal cancer.

The position is temporary with maximum two year employment.

You will be involved in collecting, archiving and analyzing human biopsies specimens in tight connection with the hospital (KS). You will also work with several cancer cell lines and will conduct molecular and functional analysis of cell and tissue samples (human and mouse) using qPCR, RNA-seq, WB, cell proliferation/migration assays, and extraction/isolation of exosomes.

In addition, you will be involved in responsibilities including taking care of the common laboratory space, equipment and reagents.

A PhD in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent.The successful applicant is expected to have documented experience of

  • several years of practical experience in laboratory work in the area of cellular and molecular biology in connection to gene regulation and cancer
  • experience in assays for microRNA/lncRNA regulation, gene/protein expression, cell proliferation/migration;
  • an understanding of bioinformatics analysis of genomic/transcriptomic high-throughput data (RNA-seq, microbiota 16S-seq…).
  • practical experience of mouse models and animal work

 Strong research interest and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a team are important qualities. Experience with colorectal cancer research and models is an advantage. Excellent communication in English and organizational skills are a requisite.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2322/2017
  • Cecilia Williams, Guest Professor, +46-8-524 810 49
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Joseph Rafter, SACO, +46-8 - 524 83 545
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
Published 26.Jun.2017
Last application date 17.Jul.2017 11:59 PM CET

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