Postdoctoral position in translational cancer research

Postdoctoral position in translational cancer research

Umeå University

Umeå, Sweden

We hereby announce a funded postdoctorial position in the Hemmingsson lab at Umeå University. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoc to a translational cancer research project in the nematode C. elegans.

Project description
Our group focuses on evolutionary conserved signaling networks that can act as cancer drivers and we aim to find tractable pharmacological targets and novel lead compounds within that niche. The successful applicant will be developing a novel screening pipeline with whole animal pharmacodynamics and genetic dissection of lead compounds in the nematode C. elegans. You will be part of an international research team in a strong translational environment between our newly set up C. elegans research lab, the surgical clinic and a screening platform.

Placement:* Department of Surgical and Perioperative* Sciences, Umeå University, Sweden with connection to Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University

Duration: 6 months with possibility for two years
Starting time: 2019-01-01 or according to agreement
Last day for applying: 2018-12-14

Payment: Stipend.—oskar-hemmingsson-/

About Umeå
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Qualifications required
The position seeks candidates with a Ph.D. degree within a relevant subject and a solid experience in both molecular biology and C. elegans research. Experience in genetics, pharmacology and pharmacodynamics as well as experience with 2D and 3D cell culturing will be appreciated. Personal suitability, interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral English will be required.

Applicants need to fulfill the formal requirements for a postdoc scholarship at Umeå University and the funding agency. Also, applicants should not hold a Swedish citizenship and cannot have stayed in Sweden for more than 9 months. The Ph.D. degree should not be older than five years at the time of the application deadline.

Your application should include;
- A cover letter
- CV
- Two references, including contact information
- Copy of certificate of PhD thesis
- Your contact information including e-mail and telephone

Your application should be sent as a PDF in an e-mail with subject POSTDOC to Oskar Hemmingsson (


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Postdoctoral position in translational cancer research