Karolinska Institutet, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Group Göndör

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.

The project
We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship dedicated to explore the role of the epigenome and 3-dimensional nuclear architecture in the emergence of cancer stem-like cell states in breast cancer from entirely novel perspectives. The successful applicant is expected to drive a postdoctoral project in the labs of Anita Göndör and Rolf Ohlsson, as well as to participate in collaborative efforts within an interdisciplinary consortium consisting of five laboratories including pre-clinical, clinical and computer scientists. This consortium is aiming at uncovering hitherto unknown therapeutic targets in breast cancer, and is supported by a five-year grant from a major supporter of Swedish science, the KA Wallenberg Foundation. The successful applicant will employ state-of-the-art epigenomic techniques adapted to the analyses of single cells and single cell RNA-seq, and join a lab currently consisting of 5 PhD students, 4 postdocs and four affiliated professors.
Our lab is equipped with a Mi-seq machine and a 5-color confocal microscope, and is located within the Theme Cancer section of Bioclinicum at Karolinska Institutet.



For further information about our work, please consult the following recent publications: CD Mallet de Lima and Göndör A. Science 2018 Mar 16; 359(6381):1212-1213; Zhao et al, Mol Cell 59:984-97 (2015); Feinberg, Koldobiskiy and Göndör, Nature Review Genetics 17:284-99 (2016); Göndör and Ohlsson, Nature 2009; Sumida et al, BioRxiv 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/286583

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

A PhD in relevant research areas (molecular and cellular biology) is mandatory. A strong scientific track record, supported by published papers particularly on the subject of chromatin research in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals and previous experience in chromatin research is advantageous. A high level of organizational and communicative skills, as well as an ability to independently perform experiments and implement interpretation of data is mandatory.

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 employment application must contain the following documents in English:

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

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

Reference number 2-3215/2019
  • Anita Göndör, anita.gondor@ki.se
  • Rolf Ohlsson, rolf.ohlsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08 517 768 84
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08 517 762 79
Published 29.May.2019
Last application date 30.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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