Postdoctor in translational pediatric cancer research

Jun 15, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
Apply Now
Online Application
Save 0

Ref PAR 2023/718

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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 Clinical Sciences is one of six Institutes within Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. We conduct research and education that puts people’s health and quality of life in focus. We represent 16 different research areas and are divided into four sections. Through a fruitful collaboration with the healthcare and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, we have developed joint projects and meeting places that benefits both health care and research

The institute of clinical sciences, department of pediatrics is hiring a postdoctoral fellow for a 2-year position in translational pediatric cancer research. The research group focuses the work in the junction between clinical pediatric oncology and experimental research. The work is characterized by a tight collaboration between clinical and basic researchers within the group, as well as with prominent colleagues in adjacent research groups. The lab is located at the Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research, Medicinaregatan. 

Subject area 

Translational childhood cancer research  

Subject area description 

This research project aims to use personalized analysis of circulating tumor DNA to develop better and less invasive markers of disease burden, treatment response and relapse in pediatric cancer. We perform experimental research on tissue samples from children with all types of cancer, treated at the pediatric cancer center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.  


The main task of this position is to lead and perform research projects independently, but in close collaboration with colleagues of different professions. You will design and perform experiments, collect and interpret data, and write scientific papers. This position will be focused on the laboratory side of the project, and you will not be in contact with the patients. The work may include grant application writing and some administrative tasks such as product ordering and lab organization. 


To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.   

Assessment criteria 

The applicant will be assessed regarding scientific background. To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject and experience of basic research. Proven ability to write coherent scientific text with publications of scientific articles is required. Highly proficient in spoken and written English is necessary.

It is expected that you can both conduct research in a highly independent manner as well as the ability to cooperate with colleagues. Previous work in the area of genetics and/or cancer is meriting. Of great importance is personal qualities such as strong self-discipline, problem-solution oriented workstyle, organizational skills and good communicative and interpersonal team skills. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. 


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Pediatrics. Starting date; 2023-09-01 

Contact information 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Assistant Professor, Martin Dalin: phone; +46 709-220310 or e-mail; martin.dalin@gu. 


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: 



Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. Include a CV (including a publication list and contact information for 2 professional references), a copy of the certificate of doctoral degree and a short personal letter describing your expertise and why you are a good fit for this positio. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-15   

Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.Salaries are set individually at the University.In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.