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Post doctoral fellowship in Zebrafish muscle biology and cancer at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology 

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Description of the project

The aim of the project is to elucidate molecular mechanisms in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) in vivo. New and existing zebrafish genetic models for RMS will be used to study aspects of tumour progression and metastasis. The applicant will be expected to contribute to ongoing projects and will be encouraged to actively develop new lines of research in the field.


Eligible to apply are individuals with a PhD, and priority will be given to applicants who graduated within three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, the position may be offered to a candidate who has completed the doctorate earlier. The fellow must have a PhD in a relevant area such as tumor biology, developmental biology, stem cells science or equivalent and should have profound experience in molecular biology and preferably have technical experience from microinjections or transplantation of tissue. Prior experience in zebrafish research is considered a valuable merit. The successful candidate will be proficient in spoken English and have prior experience of writing reports/manuscripts in English. Personal suitability and the applicant's ability to collaborate within a research team is important.


The application should be in Swedish or English and include:

  1. A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant's research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.
  2. Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.

For more information, contact Associate professor Jonas von Hofsten,, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden

The fellowship is for one year with a possibility for extension for a maximum of two years. Start date upon agreement.

Other information:

Applications that are submitted electronically should be in Word or PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-2517-18, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive January 31st, 2019 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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