Karolinska Institutet, Dept. of Oncology-Pathology, Group Ola Larsson

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. About 30 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 110 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

Research group Ola Larsson
Although the goal of the position is to reach independence as a research leader, this position initially resides under the umbrella of the research group of Ola Larsson, Associate Professor, Dept. Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet. Our group is located at the Science for Life Laboratory Solna Campus. The work will focused on understanding the possibilities of targeting mRNA translation for anti-cancer treatment. The disease focus is childhood neuroblastoma with poor prognosis. The initial goal will be to evaluate whether targeting individual translation initiation factors is a potential avenue for treatment of such tumors.
We work through team science and have many national and international collaborators and use the wealth of technology platforms of the SciLifeLab and international collaborators. For more information: https://ki.se/people/olalar.

Qualifications of the applicant and task description
The successful candidate is an independent, creative and motivated individual with a documented ability to carry out experimental research projects, but also skilled in project management and leadership, grant writing and reporting, has excellent - communication skills in spoken and written English.
- Extensive experience from projects involving small amounts of mRNA is needed.
- Experience in studies of mRNA translation including transcriptome-wide assessments of translational efficiencies is necessary.
- Documented experience in projects related to neuroblastoma is a requirement.
We stress research expertise and demonstrated ability in collaborative team science when assessing applicants.

In addition to leading the project, the candidate is also expected to carry out project management tasks such as contributing to grant writing, planning budgeting and reporting, monitoring milestones in a project, as well as interacting with collaborating researchers, clinicians and representatives from pharma companies.

- PhD in molecular biology.
- Knowledge of cancer biology, with a focus on childhood cancers (in particular neuroblastoma).
- Documented (via publications in international peer-reviewed journals) experience in studies in mRNA translation including transcriptome-wide assessments of translational efficiencies.
- Experience in assay development.
- Experience in working in collaborative research projects (“team science”).
- Extensive experience in cell culture techniques.
- Experience in grant writing, project leadership and project management.

Application process
Application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work.
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
An Assistant professor position is a fixed-term position. The first employment should be two years, with a possible extension of two years after evaluation.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1323/2018
  • Ola Larsson, ola.larsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 46 8 517 768 84, andreas.lundqvist@ki.se;
  • Mimmi Shoshan, SACO, 46 8 517 754 60
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 46 8 517 762 79
Published 06.Mar.2018
Last application date 27.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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