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Our research group, Cancer pharmacology and computational medicine, performs research in the area of cancer pharmacology and drug discovery, with a special interest in drug repositioning and model development.
Growing cancer cells as 3D cultures (so-called organoids / multicellular tumor spheroids), unlike traditional 2D cultures, enables study of cell-cell interactions similar to the in vivo situation. 3D cultures also enable studies of how oxygen deficiency and nutritional deficiency affect cancer cell proliferation and can also reveal whether metabolically disturbed cells are selectively sensitive to any type of treatment. The project aims to further develop the methodology for growing cells in 3D, both in vitro and in vivo, with some focus on co-cultures (more than one cell type in the same system) and how such systems can be used to evaluate immune oncology-based therapies.
A basic degree in Biomedicine or other relevant subject area and further education in e.g. cancer biology and molecular biology is a requirement (at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 hp at advanced level), as well as a good practical touch in the laboratory and proven ability to work independently. It is also an advantage if you have practical experience in laboratory work with a focus on cancer cell lines and methods such as clonogenic assays, cell kill assays, HTS instrumentation, acoustic drug dispensation and automated microscopy. Good computer skills including MS Excel and MS Word are a requirement, and further experience is an advantage. When recruiting, great importance will be attached to personal qualities such as ability to interact and communicate. You are responsible, structured and methodical in your work. Good knowledge in both Swedish and English is a requirement.
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Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position for 4 years.
Type of position: Full time position.
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Please submit your application by 12 March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/598.
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Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Salary ladder
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/598
Last application date: 2019-03-12
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Post expires on Tuesday March 12th, 2019