Postdoctor In Endocrinology And Inborn Errors Of Metabolism

Göteborg University
April 15, 2024
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The Institute of Clinical Sciences is one of six Institutes within Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. We conduct research and education that puts people's health and quality of life in focus. We represent 16 different research areas and are divided into four sections. Through a fruitful collaboration with the healthcare and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, we have developed joint projects and meeting places that benefits both health care and research

The department of pediatrics has a variety of specialties included such as diabetes, endocrinology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, neonatology, nephrology, immunology. The research group led by Professor Svetlana Lajic at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, pediatrics at Sahlgrenska Academy, studies brain and behaviour in endocrine and metabolic diseases.

The research group is seeking a Postdoc for research projects that focus on brain health in various endocrine and metabolic diseases. You will have a broad role within the projects that focus on brain health in various endocrine and metabolic diseases. Our aim is to map brain structure, function and cognitive abilities in these patients on the long-term, especially in relation to their treatment and disease severity. The project is part of a national study and a collaborative project between University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet. The work is partly performed in Stockholm.

Subject area

Endocrinology and Inborn errors of metabolism

Subject area description

Endocrinology, inborn errors of metabolism, rare diseases and cognitive neuroscience.


You will have a broad role within the projects that focus on brain health in various endocrine and metabolic diseases. As a postdoctor, you will be working on analyzing already collected MRI and neuropsychological data focusing on primary adrenal insufficiency in adults, as well as contributing to the data acquisition, management and analysis of a novel project focusing on inborn errors of metabolism in children and adults. As part of the team you will also be involved in the development of new projects focusing on the brain and cognitive functioning in these patient groups.


To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made.

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.

Assessment criteria

The applicant must have a PhD in a suitable field. Preferably you also have a background in cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, neuropsychology or a related field. Experience with MRI data analyses of the brain is mandatory. Experience with the following neuroimaging software is preferred: FSL, FreeSurfer and SPM, or similar programs. Programming experience is also preferred (Python, Matlab, R and/or Bash).

We are looking for somebody with an open and curious mindset to explore rare diseases and the intersection between neuroscience, endocrinology and metabolism. You have an eye for scientific rigor and an interest in basic research questions as well as long-term patient well-being and functioning. Experience in acquiring and analyzing multimodal MRI data and neuropsychological data is mandatory as well as good social skills. Excellent knowledge in scientific writing and the English language is mandatory. Knowledge in Swedish is preferred since recruitment of study participants (both children and adults) is included in the work task.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Pediatrics. Starting date; 2024-05-01

Contact information

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Svetlana Lajic Näreskog on e-mail:[email protected]


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Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. The application shall include;

  • A short cover letter with description of your experience and what makes you qualified for this particular job
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A publication list
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

    Applications must be received by: 2024-04-15

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