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Research performed at The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology is both pre-clinical and clinical in the areas of neuroscience, rehabilitation, pharmacology, neurophysiology, endocrine physiology and circulation physiology. The scientific work covers molecular and cell biological studies, integrative experimental studies, clinical research and epidemiology. The advertised position is aimed at in vivo studies of diabetes/obesity, ex vivo studies of adipocytes and pancreatic islets, and in vitro studies of cultured adipocytes and beta cells.

Job assignments

We are looking for a motivated individual with interest and experience in research in the metabolic physiology area. Techniques that will be used in the project encompass blood sampling and tube feeding of mice, work with different mouse models, microinjection of adipose tissue in vivo, culturing of adipocytes and beta cells, isolation and functional studies of primary adipocytes and pancreatic islets, Western blot, histological techniques (embedding, sectioning and staining of tissue, immunohistochemistry/fluorescence and analysis), molecular biology techniques such as quantitative real-time PCR and transfection, and tracer techniques for measurements of e.g. glucose uptake/lipogenesis in vitro/in vivo.


A PhD degree in relevant area is necessary for the position, preferentially in the area of physiology/metabolism and molecular biology. Experience from research within the area of obesity and type 2 diabetes is very meritorious. The applicant is expected to have practical experience of numerous of above-mentioned techniques. The applicant should be able to show documented experience for the assignment. We are looking for a person with good organizational skills and who can work independently. It is of importance that the applicant is meticulous, has good collaboration skills and is flexible.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months, 100% and is placed at The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as agreed. 

For further information regarding the position

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Senior lecturer Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm, phone: +4631-786 3364, e-mail: IWA@neuro.gu.se or Head of Department/Senior lecturer Lars-Gunnar Pettersson, phone: +4631-786 3507, e-mail: lars-gunnar.pettersson@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. Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Closing date: 2017-12-14.

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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