Researcher in Biomedicine
University of Gothenburg Institute of Biomedicine
Sweden

Researcher

Ref PAR 2021/572

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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 Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 440 million SEK in total assets. 

Our research project investigates microbial genetic variation and quantification of microbes in viral hepatitis, respiratory infections and gastrointestinal infections in Sweden and developing countries.

Job assignments

Research on the detection and characterization of hepatitis viruses, respiratory tract infections and enteric microbes using molecular biological methods. The position includes teaching about molecular biological methods in microbiology for students in undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Gothenburg.

Qualifications

PhD in infections diseases. Research experience on respiratory infections (including pneumococci) and infectious diarrhea. Technical competence regarding quantitative PCR, sequencing and typing of microbes (Sanger, NGS, Nanopore). Experience from projects in developing countries.

Employment

The employment is full time and temporary, 6 months, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Professor Magnus Lindh. E-mail: magnus.lindh@microbio.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
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Information for International Applicants

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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.

Closing date: 2021-05-17

The application should contain:

  • Proof of completed PhD

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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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