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OPEN POSITIONS Associate Researcher

A 12 months full time Associate Researcher position is available within the research group led by Ali Harandi, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The focus of the research group is on vaccine evaluation, particularly on studying the mode of action of vaccines and adjuvants.

Job assignments

The development of novel vaccines may be facilitated by a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of action of vaccines or their individual components as they pertain to their interaction with the immune system. The research group is currently involved in several European Commission-funded collaborative projects with the main objective to improve our understanding of vaccine mechanisms of action. The research is done by employing conventional immunological methods combined with cutting-edge omics technologies.

The Associate Researcher is expected to carry out experiments, and analyze data as well as visualizing the project concept and results using the state of the art. In particular, the Associate Researcher will be involved in conducting experiments and analyzing data from microRNA profiling of serum samples obtained following vaccination.


A Master degree in Biomedicine or related field with documented hands on experience and expertise in molecular biology, and in particular microRNA research, and a good command in visualizing research results is required. The successful candidate will also have excellent lab skills and documented ability to work successfully in a research group.


Fixed-term employment 12 months, 100% at the Institute of Biomedicin. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact docent, senior researcher Ali Harandi, Tele 031-786 6229, mail ali.harandi@microbio.gu.se


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Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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