Göteborg University
February 29, 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 successful candidate is expected to work independently, give critical input to the project and design experiments together with the supervisor. The researcher will be leading a project aimed at better understanding the mode of action of nuclear Argonaute-microRNAs/siRNAs in cancer models.


    PhD in a relevant subject. The researcher must have a track record showcasing his/her research experience for example in the form of publications and research grants.

    The candidate should have documented track record in biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Essential techniques are: western blotting, PCR, qPT-PCR, DNA and RNA gel electrophorese, cloning and transfections (plasmids and siRNAs). Furthermore, the candidate should have experience in small RNA library preparation for either miRNAs or PAR-CLIP assays. The candidate should be able to culture cancer cells. Stem cell culturing is a merit but not required. The use and knowledge of simpler bioinformatic tools (such as in R or in Python) is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, capable to plan and execute experiments independently and to actively contribute scientifically to the group. These skills should be reflected in publication records as well as with research grants as main applicant. Fluency in spoken and written English is a must. A major emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


    The employment is limited (temporary) for 6 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 Assistant professor Aishe Sarshad. Phone: +46 (0)31-7865704. E-mail: [email protected]


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    To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. 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.

    The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

    Applications must be received by: 2024-02-29

    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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