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Postdoctoral scholarship in mammalian meiosis study 

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, offers a postdoctoral scholarship in mammalian meiosis study. Meiosis is a specialized form of cell division for producing haploid germ cells. Errors in meiosis lead to chromosomal aneuploidy, the leading cause of miscarriage. The postdoctoral fellow will study the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes.


The postdoctoral fellow will study the chromosome dynamics in mammalian meiosis using the combination of cell biological and biochemical approaches using mouse as a model system. Analysis will include CRISPR/Cas9, Cre-loxP, Immunohistochemistry, Immunoprecipitation, RNAseq and biochemistry.

Dnr / Reference

GU 2021/846

Scholarship period

The scholarship covers a period of 12 months with possibility of prolongation up to a maximum of 24 months in total.

Preliminary start date: 2021-06-01

Supervisor/contact person

Hiroki Shibuya, email:


  • To be eligible for a post-doc scholarship at the Department of Chemistry and Department the recipient must hold a PhD degree within a relevant field. The applicant must not have been employed at University of Gothenburg in the past two years.
  • Please specify experiences, knowledge or interests necessary for taking part as a postdoc in this project. Remember that a scholarship is not an employment and the qualifications necessary might differ from what you could ask for from an employee.


Written application, including reference number, is to be sent via e-mail to the supervisor and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal letter stating the reasons why the study suits the applicant (maximum one page)
  • List of publications
  • References (2)

Application deadline: 2021-04-08

Information regarding scholarships

  • Scholarships do not give rise to sickness benefits, compensation from the Social Insurance Office Agency or retirement pension.
  • The scholarship sum is paid out at two occasions.
  • Scholarships are tax-exempt.
  • A scholarship holder cannot be employed after the scholarship period due to tax reason.