Postdoctoral position in Molecular Tools and Functional Genomics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2023

Published: 2023-01-13

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: cancer precision medicine, cancer immunotherapy, genomics and neurobiology, molecular tools and functional genomics, neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration and vascular biology. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department's activities here:

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A postdoc position in Xingqi Chen’s group is available for highly motivated individuals with interest in single cell biology at the unit of molecular tools at Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Research in this project is to develop state-of-art single cell technology and understand the cell fate decision during human disease. To understand the molecular mechanism of tumorigenesis and design better target therapies for the solid tumor, we need to decipher the single cell spatial epigenetic maps of the solid tumor microenvironment. We will use a novel strategy to develop new technology and decipher the single cell epigenetic profiling for clinically archived samples. 

PhD degree and have solid background in biochemistry, epigenetics and functional genomics or a foreign degree equivalent. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

With first author paper in international journals is essential. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement with the possibilit of 1 year extention. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: 
Xingqi Chen,

Camilla Nilsson 018-4710000

Please submit your application by 31 january 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4999.

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Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4999

Last application date: 2023-01-31

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