Researcher in cancer research using radiopharmaceuticals

Diary id: PAR 2019/289
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2019-05-03

The Institute of Clinical Sciences consists of 15 departments. This position will be at two research groups belonging to Depts of Radiation Physics and Oncology: TAT-group ( and FA-lab (

Both groups work with development of radiopharmaceuticals to be used for successful treatment of patients with disseminated tumour disease who cannot be cured today. The TAT group focuses on treatment of ovarian cancer with radioactive astatine atoms bound to targeting proteins (antibodies) that are injected into the abdominal cavity where they bind to and destroy small tumour cell nests remaining after surgery and chemotherapy. The FA-lab focuses on neuroendocrine tumours and treatment with radiolabelled peptides that bind to hormone receptors at the tumour cell surface, sometimes in combination with other radiopharmaceuticals or drugs.

Job assignments

The task is to participate in research work with radiolabelled molecules in vitro and in vivo. The work involves participation in the planning and execution of experiments, as well as the analysis with radiation detectors and histological and molecular biology methods and compilation of data collected. The work will be done at various laboratories, e.g. Oncology lab and Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (SCC).


PhD degree with documented experience in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, histology, molecular biology or similar is required. Documented education and experience of in vivo experiments and radiation and radioactivity are merits. The work demands drive, independence, and accuracy. Great emphasis will be put on personal suitability, like commitment, initiative and cooperation.


Unlimited employment fulltime at the institute of clinical science. Start date as agreed. Probationary period for 6 months.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Per Albertsson
031-342 79 51

Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Head of department/professor


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How to apply

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The application shall include

A short cover letter with description of your experience and what makes you qualified for this particular job
A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
A list of publications (if present)
Name and contact information of two references

Closing date: 2019-05-02

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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