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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

Animal experimental and laboratory-based immunologic vaccine research within the framework of a larger research project, which focuses on the development of mucosally administered vaccines and adjuvants and investigations of their mechanisms of action. The position will primarily apply mouse studies of effects and mechanisms of selected mucosal adjuvants, both of adjuvants selected to enhance the immunological response and others chosen to provide regulation/suppression of adverse immune reactions. Responsibilities include immunization of laboratory animals (mainly mice) orally, sublingually, intranasally or by injection; blood sampling, killing and development of various organs; isolation of cells, especially different lymphocyte populations from different organs; adoptive cell transfer to recipient mice; state-of-art laboratory studies with immune cells: flow cytometric analyses; in vitro cultivation, analyses of cytokines and other cell products, studies of gene expression etc.; assaying antibodies in blood serum and tissue extracts; guidance and supervision of technical staff and/or students in the above work; and compilation and reporting of results also in manuscript form for scientific publication.


PhD in immunology or related subject (education to and work as a medical doctor is additionally meritorious); strong research qualifications and publications in the field; approved animal training for independent animal experimentation; documented professional experience in the specified duties.


Fixed-term employment 50% for 6 months at the Institue of Biomedicin. First day of employment as agreed

For further information regarding the position

Please contact seniorprofessor Jan Holmgren, phone +4631-786 6201, mail jan.holmgren@microbio.gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

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. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete 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.

 The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

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.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 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.The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

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.

Page Manager: rekrytering@gu.se|Last update: 2/23/2017

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