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The postdoc project will be conducted in Qiaolin Deng’s research group with the organizational affiliation to Dept. Physiology and Pharmacology. The research group is interested in lineage specification of germ cells and its implication in germ cell tumors and epigenetic inheritance of disease. Our goal is to better understand the mechanism of how genetic and epigenetic network controlling fate decisions in the temporal and spatial manner with the state-of-the-art technologies.

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The group has established several key resources and techniques in the lab including mouse reporter lines, human ESC culture and differentiation, single-cell RNA and ATAC-sequencing and LCM-seq that enable us to perform lineage tracing and fate mapping in unprecedent resolution.

We aim to address the following questions:
(1) the role of niche environment for initial germ cell specification;
(2) fail-safe mechanism of migration and origin for germ cell tumors;
(3) transgenerational inheritance of disease by germ cells.

The postdoctoral applicant is expected to lead the projects of DNA-barcoded lineage tracing and investigation of molecular mechanisms in epigenetic inheritance. The applicant will be also involved in experimental optimization for single-cell analysis of human tissue.

Entry requirements

We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with a PhD degree in developmental biology, stem cell biology, molecular biology or related area. We expect the candidate to have a strong scientific background with relevant expertise especially in single cell biology. Experience from work with mouse and human stem cells, animal models and Crispr/Cas genome editing are a strength. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English and a positive team player are highly appreciated.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Biomedicum, Solna Campus

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, 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)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

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First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Scholarship
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4359/2020
  • Qiaolin Deng, head of section,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Helin Norberg, SACO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
Published 16.Oct.2020
Last application date 15.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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