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The Genander lab is interested in understanding development and maintenance of epithelial tissues and how alterations in stem and progenitor cells during homeostasis lead to disease. The advertised project aims to characterize the establishment of esophageal progenitor cell niches during development. The Genander lab is funded by the ERC.


The postdoctoral project will be conducted in Maria Genander’s research group. More information about the Genander lab can be found here:

Your mission

The current project will be centered around characterizing the dynamics of progenitor populations during esophageal development. We have recently described how the adult esophageal tube is regionalized, and we are now interested in understanding how and when local progenitor niches are established during development. The work includes lineage tracing using multiple lines targeting distinct adult progenitor populations. In addition, the project will use spatial transcriptomics to understand the dynamics of local progenitor cell neighborhoods.

Your profile

We seek a curious, highly motivated, and creative postdoc with a strong background in stem cell biology. The ideal candidate should have experience working with mouse models and programming languages to analyze sequencing data. Experience with organoid cultures, molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, and large-scale bioinformatics analysis is a strength. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (in English written and verbal) is required. Emphasis will be also placed on personal suitability, fitting well into the current research group.

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. 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: Solna

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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Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-2107/2024
  • Maria Genander,
Union representative
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
  • Björn Andersson, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO,
Published 29.May.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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