Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: cancer precision medicine, cancer immunotherapy, genomics and neurobiology, molecular tools and functional genomics, neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration and vascular biology. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department's activities here: www.igp.uu.se

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I have an opening for a post doc position with experience in bioinformatics and epidemiology. You will be working with Professor Ingrid Glimelius within the field of hematological malignancies. We are approximately 10 people (doctoral students, postdocs, assistant professors, senior researchers) with different backgrounds but with common research interests, namely the study of different cancer forms using Swedish national registers, clinical data and with the novel possibility of added biological data. Many of us are working as physicians at the Department of Oncology, Uppsala Akademiska Hospital. Further information on the activity of the research group can be found at Ingrid Glimelius - Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, IGP - Uppsala University, Sweden (uu.se)  You will also be affiliated to professor Karin E Smedbys group at Karolinska Institutet with a strong experience and knowledge in cancer epidemiology. We are in an expansive phase and are therefore looking for coworkers that will follow us in this progress. We work in a field were results quickly can be implemented into clinical care. You will have the possibility to work at EpiHubben Uppsala University. EpiHubben is a dynamic and friendly research working environment with great opportunities for interaction. 

Work description
You will work with identifying novel prognostic and predicting markers studying whole exome sequencing from lymphoma tumors, proteomic data from lymphoma patients and integrations with clinical data and national register-based data. The project will address the following topics: 1) Identification of which biological or personal characteristics that best predicts outcome and late effects in lymphoma patients, using a combination of clinical, biological and register-based data.


  • Skills in data management, statistical analysis and modeling (SAS, STATA and/or R)
  • Experience of analysis of genetic data generated by next generation sequencing, for example whole exome panel diagnostics, i.e. programming skills in Linux
  • Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills in English 
  • Detail-oriented, professional and well-organized
  • Knowledge/experience of the following fields is an advantage: medicine, in particular oncology, hematology and immunology
  • Experience with pathology immunostaining and multiplex imaging is an advantage
  • A good publication track record.
  • Laboratory experience, and knowledge is also a merit
  • To qualify for an employment as a postdoc you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in a relevant area of medicine, biology or biochemistry (e.g. molecular/cell/tumor biology). The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labor unions, etc.
  • Good collaborative skills

The application should contain an application letter with the motivation to join the group, curriculum vitae and list of scientific publications of the candidate. The name and contact details of two references should also be included. 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Ingrid Glimelius, ingrid.glimelius@igp.uu.se

Please submit your application by 26 june 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1757.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/1757
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 12.May.2023
Last application date 26.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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