Göteborg University
May 16, 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

    Several ongoing studies at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Gothenburg focus on basal immunological mechanisms that contribute to a well functioning immune response that can fight infections and give protection after vaccination. We are now recruiting a researcher with extensive experience in modern technologies used to study immune responses, including single-cell RNASeq and flowcytometry, and with an interest in how the early development of the immune system in children contributes to an efficient immune system.


    The candidate will be working in in a collaborative environment that includes researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Lund university and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The project will provide good opportunities for further development of research competence in experimental as well as clinical immunology. You will be studying the development of the immune system during childhood, and also how this is influenced by different immune deficiencies. In addition, you will be involved in an ongoing project that studies immune responses against COVID-19 in patients and after vaccination that focuses on how immunological memory triggered by infections with other beta-coronaviruses can influence immune responses against SARS-CoV-2 infection. The experimental work will primarily involve advanced flow cytometry, cell sorting and single-cell RNASeq (including CITE-Seq and hashtagging) of small purified cell populations as well as tissue culture. The job assignments include experimental work, establishment and validation of new laboratory methods, data analysis, organization of sample collections and results. The candidate is also expected to write manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.


    A doctoral degree is compulsory for the position. The candidate should have a strong background in immunology. Extensive practical experience of immunological analysis methods, cell culture and single-cell RNASeq of small immunological cell populations is essential. Experience of flow cytometry, clinical studies as well as publications in reputable scientific journals are important merits. The candidate is expected to have good collaborative skills and well-documented ability to present scientific results both orally and in writing. Good knowledge of English is compulsory for the position and basic knowledge of Swedish is desirable. The applicant is expected to independently plan, conduct and document experiments performed alone or in collaboration with other researchers and technical personnel. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the project.


    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 Senior Lecturer, docent Anna Lundgren, phone; +46 (0)70-2264574


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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: 2024-05-16

    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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