Postdoctoral fellow in Molecular biology and

Postdoctoral fellow in Molecular biology and

Sweden 02 Mar 2021
University of Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 440 million SEK in total assets.

Subject area

Molecular biology and genomics.

Subject area description

The research project focuses on functional characterization of MYCN oncogene in Neuroblastoma.

Job assignments

The postdoctoral position focuses on understanding the role MYCN oncogene in Neuroblastoma a childhood cancer. Though the role of MYCN has been characterized using cancer cell line model but the development context of MYCN mediated gene regulation is lacking. Neuroblastoma is thought to form because of improper differentiation of Neural crest cells (NCCs). In the laboratory we have standardized a differentiation system to derive NCC cells from embryonic stem cells and we make primary cells oncogenic by overexpression of MYCN. We will use this model system to understand oncogenic role of MYCN during early differentiation process. The project requires a person with expertise in epigenetics, genomics and chromatin and RNA biology.


An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at Göteborg University. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


To qualify the applicant should hold a Ph.D. in relevant subject such as Epigenetics, Developmental biology, Gene expression and chromatin conformation. Extensive experience in different molecular biology techniques, RNA-biology related techniques, Gene expression analysis using RNA-seq will be required for the project. The applicant should also have the ability to work independently. Good communication skill will be needed as the project will involve collaborative work.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information:

Please contact Tanmoy Mondal, Assistant Professor, +46 720300122,


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The application should contain:

- A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

- A CV including a list of publications

- Proof of completed PhD

- Contact details of two references

Closing date: 2021-03-02

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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