Postdoc Opportunity - Tumor Microenvironment and Cell Surface: Sweden

A postdoc opportunity, funded by the Swedish Cancer Society, is available for highly motivated individuals, with the dedication to work with advanced light microscopy and organoid models.

Project description:
This project is focused on determining how the tumor microenvironment influence the turnover of plasma membrane components via endo and exocytosis and how this in turn influence cell metastasis. The project makes use of organoid models, microfluidics and advance light- and electron-microscopy to address the hypothesis. The candidate is expected to drive the project forward by developing both technical and conceptual aspects that might result in novel directions of the research. You will work within a group with extensive experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and imaging.

The postdoc candidate will be part of the lab of Richard Lundmark (, a group with extensive experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and imaging. The group is affiliated the Department of Integrative Medical Biology ( and The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden MIMS (, the Swedish partner in the Nordic EMBL Partnership ( . Both the the Biochemical Imaging Centre at Umeå University ( ), and the Umeå Core facility for Electron Microscopy ( ), as well as other UmU facilities ( will be accessible as part of this project.

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 candidate should as well have documented experience in one, or several, fields related to the project such as; molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, 3D visualization, light- and electron-microscopy and image processing as well as strong computational skills. Candidates must be able to carry out independent scientific research work and to write scientific reports and manuscripts. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability, organizational skills, and ability to collaborate together with other lab members, facility staff and collaborative partners, as well as on genuine enthusiasm for the research area and methodology.

Application details:
The application should include;

  1. a brief cover letter (max. 1 page) containing personal contact details, summary of your research experience, your motivation for applying and your suitability for the position
  2. a short research proposal (max. 1 page) within the project area stated above
  3. a CV including list of publications and the contact details of at least two referees

The application must be submitted electronically and all documents should be included in one single file in PDF format.
The fellowship is available for 2 years, and will be paid to the successful candidate as a tax-free stipend.
Start date upon agreement.

For further information please contact: Associate professor Richard Lundmark,, (

Your complete application, marked with reference number Dnr FS 2.1.6-409-19, should be sent in a PDF-document to (state the reference number as subject) on March 18, 2019 at the latest.

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