Postdoctoral fellow in Long non-coding RNA (IncRNA) and Cancer biology, Sweden

    Postdoctoral fellow in Long non-coding RNA (IncRNA) and Cancer biology, Sweden

    Postdoctoral fellow in Long non-coding RNA (IncRNA) and Cancer biology, at Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral fellow
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Long non-coding RNA (IncRNA)
    – Cancer biology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceInstitute of Biomedicine
    University of Gothenburg
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. 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.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The applicant will identify functional and tumor relevant lncRNAs from the large-scale RNA-seq data generated from different functional screens in our lab. In addition, the applicant will work on large scale data from RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP)-seq and iCLIP-seq to define functional lncRNA-RNP interactions.

    The applicant will also work on ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq datasets to understand the functional connection between lncRNA and their target protein coding genes. Thus, the work will involve programming, statistical analyses and developing new pipelines. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop independent ideas, and to communicate research results in oral and written form. Our lab has access to high-performance computing resources such as Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) and UPPMAX (Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science).

    The work will involve programming, statistical analyses and developing new pipelines.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    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

    About Institute of Biomedicine

    The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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.

    Chandrasekhar Kanduri is looking for an ambitious applicant for a postdoc position for his research group at the Institute of Biomedicine, to undertake interdisciplinary projects in the fields of cancer genomics and long noncoding RNA.

    Information for International Applicants

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    Professor Chandrasekhar Kanduri
    Phone: 0046739600450

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    Postdoctoral fellow in Long non-coding RNA (IncRNA) and cancer biology

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)