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OPEN POSITIONS Associate Researcher

 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.

Job assignments

The Associate Researcher will be part of a research group at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (http://cancercenter.gu.se/research/helena-car-n). The group is interested in epigenetics and its role in development of diseases such as cancer. As a model system we use cancer stem cells that we isolate from brain tumours and also normal neural stem cells. The Associate Researcherwill be responsible for the DNA methylation analyses in the group and for routine analyses. The person will also handle ordering, preparations of solutions etc. Collecting tissues from surgery, establishing primary stem cell cultures, culturing of these, responsibility for our biobank and in vivo studies might also be included in the tasks.



Master in molecular biology/biomedicine/biotechnique, BMA, laboratory engineer or equivalent degree. Long documented experience in several routine methods in cell- and molecular biology such as immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR and qPCR is a requirement. Knowledge in bisulfite modification and array processing is a strong merit. Documented experience in cell culturing and culturing of primary cells and knowledge in neural stem cells and cancer stem cells is advantageous. Also the course ”Laboratory Animal Science” is a merit.

Documented knowledge in research projects and work in a research group is needed. We are an international group and excellent knowledge in written and spoken English is needed. Due to tissue collection at the hospital Swedish is also a requirement for the position.


The employmnent is limited (temporary) 100% for 12 months with placement at the Institute of biomedicin. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Associate Professor Helena Carén 031-786 3838 or helena.caren@clingen.gu.se.


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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.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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