Associate Researcher

Göteborg University
August 07, 2024
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers 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 340 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.


    The position will be linked to a research project focusing on functional assessments of Cholera toxin and detoxified variants by using organoids derived from human small intestine with the aim to generate improved oral vaccines and antidotes. The methods that will be used in the project include bioinformatics, multicolour flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, culture of organoids and cell lines as well as cellular assays.


    To qualify the applicant should have a masters in relevant subject such as immunology, microbiology or cell biology. Practical laboratory experience within microbiology and/or immunology research is a requirement. Extensive experience in molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry and cellular assays are highly valued. Knowledge in the field of vaccinology is a merit. Highly proficient in spoken and written English is necessary.

    It is expected that you can conduct research in a highly independent manner. We value a candidate who is driven, organizational, meticulous and effective and independent. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability as the project is conducted in collaboration with other researchers.


    The employment is limited (temporary) for 4 months and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

    Contact information for the post

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Ulf Yrlid, mail [email protected]


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    Applications must be received by: 24-07-11

    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    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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