Göteborg University
June 21, 2024
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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 researchers 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 340 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.


    The overall aim of the project is to increase the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of neuroblastoma and thus also downstream / upstream target proteins for Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK).

    The research position is part of a project focusing on mechanisms that regulate the initiation, growth and survival of neuroblastoma cancers and their microenvironment. Researchers will use a wide range of methods, such as genetic, cell biological and in vivo models to observe/understand/elucidate upstream/downstream target proteins of ALK both during developmental processes and disease. Researchers will also be involved in analyzes of human material and mouse models with ALK positive neuroblastoma to validate new therapeutic strategies. Signaling pathways will be further investigated regarding their pathological relevance.


    Completed doctoral degree is mandatory for the position. The doctoral dissertation must be in a relevant field according to the specific position listed here. Methods used require knowledge in genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and histology in/or mouse and cell culture systems. Familiarity with biochemical analyzes and cell culture model systems is advantageous. Knowledge and experience to manipulate neuroblastoma (tumor) cell lines with CRISPR-Cas9 technology and verified knowledge to generate cell lines from tumors is a must. Previous knowledge and experience of tyrosine kinase receptors and phosphoproteomics analysis are highly advantageous.


    The employment is full-time and limited (temporary) 7 months, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

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    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Bengt Hallberg, Professor, +46 31 786 3906, [email protected]


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    To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. 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

    - Proof of completed PhD

    - Contact details of two references

    Applications must be received by: 2024-06-21

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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