Project Assistant

Göteborg University
June 10, 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.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a Project Asisistant position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

We are a research group with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases, where we try to find both new ways to determine disease and to understand molecular mechanisms that contribute to the degeneration of nerve cells. We use patient material, cell models and zebrafish in our work. The part of the group working with zebrafish is at Sahlgrenska hospital and is looking for a person to take care of the zebrafish and the facility in which they are kept.


We are looking for you who are passionate about maintaining aquatic systems and like freshwater fish! We need extra help to care for our zebrafish during weekends and holidays. With us, you will work flexibly in a small team. You should be able to organize and independently carry out your own daily work in consultation with your supervisor. The work involves feeding fish, general overview of the aquarium's function and its water quality. The work is carried out on an hourly basis and the estimated time consumption per day is approx. 3-4 hours per occasion. This employment is very suitable for a student.



  • You should be available on weekends and other holidays
  • Responsibility and good ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills (both English and Swedish) both verbally and in writing
  • Understanding and respect the well-being of animals
  • The work requires that you have the physical capacity to handle heavier objects as the fishermen's tanks weigh around 10kg
  • Meritorious:

  • Previous work with zebrafish or other aquatic animals
  • Completion of the LAS course
  • Technical ability
  • Great importance is attached to previous experience of equivalent work, e.g. work with fish or aquariums, and personal suitability.


    The employment is hourly based and limited (temporary) for 11 months. You will work on hours when needed. The employment is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed.

    Contact information for the post

    If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Researcher/zebrafish responsible, phone +46 703 357 417, e-mail: [email protected]

    Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, e-mail: [email protected]

    Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.


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    Applications must be received by: 2024-06-10

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    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.

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