Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The successful candidate will work on childhood neuroblastoma and paraganglioma in the research group headed by Susanne Schlisio.

The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

We explore the cellular origin of sympatho-adrenal cancer, its developmental roots, and how it is linked to embryogenesis. Our group develops new analytic and experimental approaches based on single nuclei transcriptomics and mass spectrometry to explore intra-tumor heterogeneity and plasticity in childhood neuroblastoma and paraganglioma. We generate novel tumor mouse model systems and include human tumors to perform comparative differentiation trajectory analysis, to make predictions and, finally, to perform preliminary validations of envisioned tumor differentiation strategies.

Furthermore, we are looking for motivated, creative post-doctoral candidates interested in cancer metabolism with knowledge in mitochondrial biology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
We currently defining how oxygen sensing regulates mitochondrial dynamics and mass and its relation to cancer therapy resistance.

Division and Duties

We are looking for a highly self-motivated person with a strong background in cellular and molecular biology with a keen interest in nervous system tumors. Experience in mitochondrial biology, molecular and cellular biology techniques, confocal imaging and mouse modeling is highly desired; and good ability to communicate in English (written and verbal) is required.

It is considered as a merit if the applicant has experience in flow cytometry, imaging, laboratory animal work (as documented by FELASA C or equivalent) with at least three years hands on experience working with mice or bioinformatics analysis tools.

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 latest 7th June.

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First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Semi annual stipend
Reference number STÖD 2-1605/2023
  • Susanne Schlisio ,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
Published 10.May.2023
Last application date 07.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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