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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.
At the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Medical Radiation Science, research on
various aspects and uses of radiation are performed. Ionizing radiation is a
part of radiation therapy and diagnosis with x-rays and radioactive
substances. Non-ionizing radiation is utilized in diagnosis with ultrasound
and magnetic resonance imaging. In environmental radiology radiation sources
in our environment and transport of radioactive materials in biological
systems are studied. Knowledge of the impact of radiation on living cells,
tissues and organisms (radiation biology) is important for better
understanding of mechanisms behind radiation induced effects, and for
assessing radiation risks. The current research group conducts studies in
radiation biology with modern genetic and molecular methods.
Subject area description
The current research in radiobiology in the research group is focused on
better understanding of biological mechanisms in vivo after exposure to
radionuclides or ionizing radiation externally. The applications studied are
low-dose and dose rate exposure on normal tissues and high dose exposure for
radionuclide therapy or external radiotherapy of cancer diseases. The work
includes optimization of radiotherapy (high effects on tumour and low effects
on normal tissues. Biomarkers are suggested and validated.
The aim of the study will be to examine primarily epigenetic effects of
exposure of radioiodine (I-131) on thyroid and other tissues of importance
in an in vivo model. We have previously studied effects on gene and protein
expression in similar models. I-131 is commonly used in clinical routine
methods for diagnosis and therapy of e.g. thyroid diseases. I-131 is also
released at various nuclear accidents and then expose many humans. The results
of this project will contribute to fill the knowledge gap related to
mechanisms of radiation on organisms.
The work tasks include all parts of research, such as research planning,
experimental performance, data analysis, manuscript writing, etc. The work
will be performed together with researchers and PhD students in a
multidisciplinary research group and network consisting of physicists,
geneticists, biologists, pathologists and surgeons.
An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at
Göteborg University. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according
to the specific position stated here, preferably within radiation biology, but
otherwise related to biology, genetics, biotechnology or radiation sciences.
Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the
opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we
aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from
last date of application.
Documented research experience of radiobiological studies will be meritorious.
Experience in research related to ionizing radiation, molecular
biology/genetics or biotechnology will be meritorious.
Other important qualities include strong personal motivation, ability to work
structured, organized and independent, curiosity, accuracy and good teamwork,
and fluency in writing and speaking English. Personal appropriateness will be
given importance. After the qualitative overall assessment of competence and
proficiency, applicant will be selected, who is deemed to have the best
conditions for implementing and developing current tasks and contributing to a
positive development of the research group.
The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and
is placed at The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Medical Radiation Science.
Starting date; As agreed
For further information:
Regarding the position please contact Professor Eva Forssell-Aronsson: phone;
+46 703722626 or e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How to apply
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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 applicant is asked to
1. A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience,
and a motivation to why you are applying
2. Detailed CV
3. List of publications / manuscripts
4. Description of qualifications in relation to the advertised position
5. Proof of completed PhD exam
6. Contact details of two reference
Closing date : 2021-10-28
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and
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.
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channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors,
recruitment and staffing companies.