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OPEN POSITIONS Researcher in perinatal neuroscience and physiology

The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy seeks a researcher for research in Perinatal Medicine. The research is conducted at the experimental laboratory of the Perinatal Center localized at the Department of Physiology. The research goal is to perform experimental studies and increase the understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms in perinatal brain injury and thereby develop novel strategies for cerebroprotection. We are recruiting a talented and dedicated researcher, who has a genuine interest in Neuroscience and Physiology.

Job assignments

The researcher will join the research group at the Perinatal Center. We have a close collaboration with research groups in London and Paris. The job assignments include animal experiments, histological preparation, immunohistochemistry, RNA preparation, microarray analysis/sequencing, RT-PCR analysis and Western Blot analyses. Visualisation of mitochondria will be done with structured illumination microscopy. Furthermore the job assignments include subcellular fractionation, mitochondrial isolation, respiration measurement, measurement of calcium regulation and production of free radicals in isolated mitochondria and in whole cells. Metabolic mesurements will also be performed in live neurons and microglia cells.


The applicant must have a doctoral degree in the appropriate field and have good academic skills in the subject area. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a group. Documented experience of laboratory knowledge and proven skills in experimental work on small animals are required. Experience of histological preparation, immunohistochemistry, RNA preparation and RT-PCR analysis and Western Blot is required. Experience from subcellular fractionation, mitochondrial isolation, measurement of mitochondrial respiration, calcium regulation and production of free radicals in isolated mitochondria using Oroboros respirometry. It is an important merit to have experience in measurements of metabolism in neurons and microglia using Seahorse XF technology, and in structured illumination microscopy (ELYRA-SIM). Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months, full time and is placed at The Institute of Clinical Sciences. Starting date; 2018-02-01 or as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Professor Henrik Hagberg, phone: +46 705 505773, e-mail:henrik.hagberg@obgyn.gu.se


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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. The application should include a personal letter including your experience and qualifications for the position, CV, name and address to 2 personal references and copy of PhD exam. 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 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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