Researcher Engineer in Molecular Biology
University of Gothenburg Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Researcher Engineer in Molecular Biology

Ref PAR 2021/1563


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our research and education focuses on a deep understanding of chemical and biological processes in cells and in the environment.

We address important societal issues such as antibiotic resistance, cancer, brain diseases, environmental problems and climate change. In this way, we contribute to achieving the UN's global goals for sustainable development in the areas of good health and well-being, sustainable energy for all, sustainable cities and communities, and combating climate change.

The department is an international environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and education, and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top ranking in life science.

The department is responsible for postgraduate education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry, biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as prescription education. The department collaborates with various societal actors such as schools, business and authorities. The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has around 200 employees. We are located in central premises both on Campus Johanneberg and on Campus Medicinareberget in Gothenburg.

Per Sunnerhagen’s group performs molecular biological research on post-transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes. The present project is about degradation of mRNA with the NMD (nonsense-mediated decay) pathway.

Job assignments

The successful applicant will apply screening procedures for components of the NMD pathway using techniques in yeast molecular genetics. Beyond experimental work, the tasks comprise statistical analyses of the obtained experimental data.


Master’s exam in molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology or related areas.
Experience from work with yeast molecular genetics and screening procedures, knowledge about data management and statistical analysis is a merit.


The employment is a time-limited position on fulltime (100%) placed at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology in Gothenburg. Starting in March 2022.


If you have questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Professor Per Sunnerhagen,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. The application shall include:

  • CV
  • Brief personal letter explaining why you apply for this position
  • Contact details to two references

Deadline for application: January 31st, 2022.  

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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