Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The research group of Jonas Muhr is studying how stem cells are regulated in the brain and its derived tumours. One important focus of their research is to examine molecular mechanisms preventing stem cells from contributing to tumour growth. The Muhr group is addressing these questions at the protein and genome wide level as well as in orthotopic tumour models in mice.

Your mission
The successful candidate will conduct postdoctoral studies together with members of the research group and examine gene regulatory networks controlling the activation of tumour suppressor responses in healthy and malignant brain stem cells. Apart from xenograft transplantations into mice the studies will include molecular studies of stem cells in vitro.

Your profile
We are currently looking for a highly motivated person. A successful candidate for this position should have a broad knowledge base in molecular biology and stem cell biology. It is essential that the candidate has documented experienced in performing functional studies in mice. Moreover, insights into bioinformatic analyses, such as next generation sequencing data analysis and quantitative modelling would be an asset.

The candidate should have a PhD in stem cell biology, neurobiology or equivalent and has typically published significant scientific articles relating to this area of research. However, we stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

To be qualified for the postdoctoral scholarship is the one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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 (intended) start of the scholarship. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

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: Stockholm

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.

First day of employment According to agreement
Reference number STÖD 2-3819/2020
  • Jonas Muhr, Professor,
Published 14.Sep.2020
Last application date 13.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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