From this research team is seeking an ambitious postdoc to develop an exciting project on new subsets of human cancer-associated fibroblasts, identified by single cell RNA sequencing, with focus on their in situ interactions with cancer cells and immune cells, and associations with outcome. This dynamic project involves most advanced methods for spatial tissue profiling and associated image analyses. An aspect adding value to the project are a series of collaborations with clinical partners with colorectal cancer expertise and image analyses experts.

The position will be placed in Prof. Arne Östman's research group. The Östman group has for more than 15 years performed translational research on the tumor microenvironment. Studies span the range from tumor biology studies, experimental therapy studies and tissue profiling for discovery of prognostic and predictive biomarkers.

Temporary position longer than 6 months.


Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The applicant must show verified skills particularly in in tumor biology, preferably with a focus on tumor microenvironment and antibody-based tissue analyses. Candidates with experience with big data analyses, and coding with R and/or Python are prioritized.

The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communication skills and an ability to interact effectively and work within a team. Fluency in English is a requirement.

The position will be paid as a salary, the amount of which depends on the background of the applicant.


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work A complete list of publications A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


From to

(IRYCIS deadline)


FundingThe amount of which depends on the background of the applicant

Contact details

  • Arne Östman, +46-8-5177 0232