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Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in RNA biology and cancer (Dept. Molecular Biology, Umeå university)

Project description
The research focuses on understanding the impact of RNA modifications, collectively
termed 'the epitranscriptome,' on gene expression and their role in breast cancer, the most
common form of cancer among women and the second-highest contributor to cancer-related
fatalities. The successful applicant will employ state-of-the-art cell and molecular biology
techniques, including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, MeRiP-seq, CLIP-seq, and other epigenomic and
epitranscriptomic analyses. The study will utilize 2D and 3D cell culture models, patient
samples, and orthotopic transplants to elucidate how RNA modifications regulate breast tumor

Lab Culture
Join our vibrant lab and be part of a dynamic team where collaboration, inclusivity, and
innovation thrive. We foster a culture that values diverse perspectives and encourages open
communication, enabling the exchange of ideas and knowledge across disciplines. With an
open-door policy and a commitment to mentorship, we support each other's professional
growth and development.

Doctoral degree must be within the topics of Molecular and Cell Biology.
We are looking for a talented, independent and motivated candidate with a strong molecular
biology background. Previous knowledge in the field of breast cancer is advantageous but not
mandatory. Knowledge of spoken and written English and an excellent list of publications (at
least one publication as first name in a "peer-reviewed" journal) is a requirement. The applicant
is expected to practice the research both independently and cooperate in a team, and great
importance will be placed on the applicant's potential cooperation skills.

Starting date: March 1st, 2024 or by agreement.

1. Cover letter which describes your research experience and why you apply for the
2. Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
3. Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the
degree of doctor is expected to be obtained,
4. Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
5. Contact information to two persons willing to act as references.
The application should be written in English. Your complete application, subject ‘POSTDOC
2024’ should be sent electronically (in PDF format) to

The position is fully funded for two years! 

We are looking forward to meeting you!

As a young and growing lab we are actively looking for people to join us at every level. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in our research, or have questions about the positions advertised below.


Ambitious postdoc candidates with an interest in RNA biology, RNA modifications, or epigenetics are always welcome to contact us, whether we have a specific project announced or not.


We also have open projects for MSc theses (ideally one semester or more/30 ECTS).

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