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OPEN POSITIONS Associate Researcher

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. At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 400 million SEK in total assets.

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


Job assignments

Highly motivated candidates with a strong technical experience in RNA biology and cell & molecular biology can apply for this position. Candidate will work on regulatory long noncoding RNAs that have been shortlisted using genome scale functional long noncoding RNA screens. Projects in the lab involve; 1) Characterization of the mechanisms that target long noncoding RNAs to chromatin (Pandey et al., Mol Cell 2008; Mondal et al.; Genome Res 2012, Mondal et al., Nature Comms 2015) 2) Exploring the functional role of long noncoding RNAs in cell differentiation programs and 3) Uncovering long noncoding RNA functions in tumor development and progression using selected cancer model systems (Gaurav et al., Cancer Cell, 2014 Nov 10;26(5):722-737). The selected candidate will work with primary tumors, tumor cell lines and mouse xenografts.


The candidate must have a Master degree in science. The prospective candidate is expected to have experience with cell-based assays and good experience in molecular biology techniques. The candidates should have extensive experience RNA related technology and this expertise would help in optimizing novel technologies that can address important questions such as how lncRNAs communicate with their target protein coding genes.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

For further information please contact Professor Chandrasekhar Kanduri. Phone: +46 (0)739600450. E-mail: kanduri.chandrasekhar@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 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.

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