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OPEN POSITIONS Research assistent in physiology, special area Perinatal Circulation Physiology

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology, at Sahlgrenska Academy, is looking for a new researcher in experimental perinatal research. The research focuses on increasing knowledge about how infections in babies born preterm or oxygen deficiency at birth affect survival and neurological disease.

Subject area

Physiology, special area Perinatal Circulation Physiology

Subject area description

Physiology research relates to how different parts of our body interact and how our individual organs control different processes. The research aims to determine how different mechanisms, from molecules to organs and the whole body, work together to maintain life. In the current employment, the physiology subject is primarily studied by examining brain injuries during the newborn period.

Job assignments

The work includes molecular biology techniques in cell samples from newborns (eg RNA deep sequencing), primary cell culture, and surgical procedures for newborn animals. Histological and immunohistochemical methods for studying brain tissue as well as stereological analyzes of brain cell populations are also a significant part of the work. In addition, teaching, especially in circulation physiology, and to a limited extent, administration is included in the work tasks.


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

PhD degree in physiology.


The work requires a high level of technical knowledge.

Criteria for employment are prioritized as follows:

1. Scientific skill. Of crucial importance is experience and competence in the specific research area as well as ability to handle and analyze data from major databases and neuroprotective studies. The work includes summarizing the results in scientific publications, which means that the applicant must have demonstrated scientific skills. Earlier work with human blood cells from babies born preterm and experimental brain injury animal research are considered to be particularly meritorious.

2. Educational skills. Educational experience in circulation physiology is considered particularly meritorious.

3. Administrative capacity and ability to cooperate equally.


Temporary employment, fulltime, maximum 4 years.

For further information

Regarding the position please contact Lars-Gunnar Petterson, universitetslektor, sektionschef, tel. 031-786 3507, e-post lars-gunnar.pettersson@gu.se or professor Carina Mallard, tel 031-786 3498, e-post carina.mallard@neuro.gu.se.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/lediga-jobb/fackliga-kontaktpersoner

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/internt/service-stod/lararrekrytering/Ansokan/generell

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete and in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

- PhD degree (in Swedish or English)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates / degrees / diplomas proving the qualifications

Complementary documents, not available in electronic form, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address:
Göteborgs universitet
Sahlgrenska akademin
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg
Reference number, PAR 2017/1334, should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.  

Closing date: 2017-11-21

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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