Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se


OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral Fellow in nutrition in inflammation and pregnancy

The Department of Clinical Nutrition runs the Dietetics Programme and performs research within the field of nutrition and health. Current research areas include nutrition in chronic disease, nutrition and reproduction and characterization of dietary intake.

Subject area

Nutrition in inflammation and pregnancy.

Subject area description

Nutrition is of great importance for our health. Two critical areas where diet is considered of high importance are in inflammation and during pregnancy.

Diet can be attributed with anti-inflammatory properties, but there is a lack of scientific evidence to fully support this claim. We are currently carrying out an intervention study where the anti-inflammatory effects of a specific diet are studied in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study outcomes include disease activity, inflammation, markers of cardiovascular risk and quality of life. The post doc candidate will work with this intervention study.

A healthy diet also seems to be of outmost importance during pregnancy, for fetal growth and development and for the health of the child. We are studying if the nutritional status of the pregnant woman affects the development of the pregnancy and the health of her child. The post doc candidate will also work with compiling, analyzing and publishing data from a previous cohort study consisting of 2000 pregnant women and their children.

Job assignments

Within the intervention study, the post doc candidate will coordinate the ongoing trial and collect, compile and analyze the data for publication. The post doc candidate will also analyze the already collected data from the cohort of pregnant women. Writing of scientific papers and research grant applications will also be a part of the job.  


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.


The ideal candidate should have an education and background in nutrition, as well as a doctoral degree within a relevant subject area. Research experience in nutrition, both epidemiology and interventions, will factor in greatly in the assessment of the application. The ideal candidate also has previous experience in measuring and analyzing dietary intake, biomarkers of nutritional status and body composition, and in the handling of biological samples, mainly blood. A successful track record in applying for research grants is also a merit.

Ability to independently process data and write scientific publications is essential, as is the ability to be flexible and collaborate with others. Good skills in spoken and written Swedish are a requirement because data collection takes place within the Swedish health care system. During assessment, personal ability and qualifications will be a great factor.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As agreed

For further information:

Helen Lindqvist, Senior lecturer, 031-7863723, helen.lindqvist@gu.se

Anna Winkvist, Professor, 031-7863728, anna.winkvist@nutrition.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.

Closing date: 2017-12-05


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. 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.

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

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?