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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral fellow in Inflammation and endothelial cell biology in obese patients

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 five departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases

  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

  • The Department of Pathology and Genetics

  • The Department of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine

  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology

At present, the institute has about 350 employees and approximately 290 million SEK in total assets.

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated post-doc for a translational project on lymphatic endothelial cell function, inflammation and metabolic health. The project is part of a novel collaboration between groups with expertise in inflammation and metabolic health as well as leukocyte recirculation and homing, and will be hosted by the Wallenberg Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine (http://wcmtm.gu.se/) at the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg.

Subject area

Endothelial cell biology

Subject area description

Recent work has demonstrated the close connection between inflammation and metabolic diseases. Lymphatic endothelial cells are a key component in regulating local tissue inflammation, but have not received much attention in relation to obesity-induced adipocyte inflammation.

In this project we aim to determine lymphatic endothelial cell function in adipose tissues from metabolically healthy and unhealthy individuals, using ex vivo tissue biopsies and cells from human volunteers. We will also examine the effect of agents tempering inflammatory reactions on lymphatic endothelial cells in vitro.

Job assignments

Independent research within the area of lymphatic endothelial cell biology. Assignments include work in the wet lab, compilation of data, and manuscript writing.


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. 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.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


In addition to the eligibility criteria described above, we are looking for a candidate with significant experience of in vitro cell culture techniques and flow cytometry analyses. Personal qualifications include the ability to work independently, collaborate with faculty and hospital staff involved in the project, and self-motivation. Previous experience of work with lymphatic endothelial cells or large data sets from mRNA sequencing would also be desirable, and could compensate for less experience of other experimental methods.

 Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


The employment is a fixed-term full-time employment for 24 months and is placed at The Institute of Biomedicine. Starting date as agreed.


For further information:

Please contact Professor Marianne Quiding-Järbrink, phone +46 31 786 6215, e-mail marianne.quding@microbio.gu.se, or Associate senior lecturer Emma Börgeson, phone +46 31 342 3833, e-mail emma.borgeson@gu.se


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Closing date:2017-10-08


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

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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