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The research in Galina Selivanova’s lab is focused on the identification and studies of the mechanisms and the impact on the tumor suppression p53 on anticancer immune response. To reach this goal, we use small molecules as research tools and apply systems biology and high throughput assays, such as transcriptome profiling, ChIP-seq, and shRNA screens. We aim to bridge cancer biology with immunology studies by performing multidisciplinary research at MTC, a very advantageous environment including experts in cancer and cell biology and immunology.


We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated researcher to carry out an exciting endeavor aiming to elucidate the mechanisms of interaction of the p53 tumor suppressor with immune system. You will take part in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research programme involving cancer and cell biology and immunology.

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.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, the applicant must:

  • Hold a PhD in an appropriate scientific field, with at least 4 years of relevant and productive work experience and qualifications.

Meritorius for the position:

  • Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, IHC, ELISA, basic molecular techniques (SDS-PAGE, Western blot, qPCR) and experience in animal models (mouse) are highly desired.
  • Experience with high throughput assays is preferred.
  • Applications will be particularly welcome from candidates who utilize creative experimental approaches at the interface between cancer biology and immunology.
  • Experience with supervision and teaching skills are beneficial.
  • Solid experience and excellent track record in the cancer field will be considered a distinct advantage.

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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First day of employment According to the agreement
Salary Postdoctoral Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-528/2024
  • Galina Selivanova,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
Published 01.Feb.2024
Last application date 28.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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