Karolinska Institutet, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Group Östman

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.

We are seeking outstanding candidates for studies on stroma-tumor cell interactions in sarcoma. The project, co-supervised by Arne Östman and Monika Ehnman, is closely related to ongoing clinical developments of the PDGF-alpha-receptor antibody olaratumab as a novel treatment. The employment period is for one year with possibility of extension.

Division and duties
The successful applicant is expected to drive the postdoctoral project in the laboratory of Arne Östman. This translational research group has a longstanding interest in studies on tumor microenvironment, with particular focus on cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and PDGFR signaling. Studies in the group span a wide range and include discovery-focused studies on new CAF subsets and their regulatory pathways, as well as translational efforts to develop novel prognostic and response-predictive CAF-related biomarkers.
The group is part of “Theme Cancer” and Dept. of Oncology-Pathology (https://ki.se/en/onkpat/startpage) which constitutes the largest cancer research environment at Karolinska Institutet. This research community is composed of approximately 25 groups, led by tumor biologists, pathologists and oncologists, together creating an academic environment fostering collaborative studies and supporting career development. For further information about the Östman group kindly consult our web-site

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. A PhD in relevant research areas, such as tumor biology and molecular cell biology is mandatory. The position requires high level of organizational and communicative skills, and abilities to independently perform and analyze experiments. A strong scientific track record, supported by published papers in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals is advantageous. Previous experience with tissue culture, molecular cell biology studies and cell sorting are also considered as qualifications.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • 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 through the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Umowa o pracę na czas określony dłuższy niż 6 miesięcy
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6472/2018
  • Arne Östman, Arne.Ostman@ki.se
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08 517 762 79
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08 517 768 84, andreas.lundqvist@ki.se
Published 16.Jan.2019
Last application date 07.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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