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OPEN POSITIONS Researcher for perinatal medical research

The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sahlgrenska Academy, is seeking a researcher for perinatal medical research at the Perinatal laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra. The Perinatal laboratory is a research laboratory with extensive research activity of a high international level. The main language is English and Swedish, and the research focuses on underlying factors of spontaneous preterm delivery. Within the unit are also projects aiming at improving fetal diagnostics. The working environment is stimulating and developing with high productivity and the research group is inter professional. The employment is located at the Perinatal laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra.

Job assignments

The work assignments will consist of developing methods for sampling and administration of samples to ensure optimal quality for different analyses. The work also involves practical laboratory work such as DNA and RNA extractions, protein analyses, microscopy, laboratory routine work, method development and to assist during sampling. You will also be responsible, individually as well as with other researchers in the group, to further develop our unit. One of your goals will be to establish new technologies within the research laboratory, finding new approaches to existing projects as well as initiating new projects. The work also includes a responsibility for infrastructure. Supervision of doctoral students or medical students may also occur.

Some assignments are administrative; project planning, ethical applications, orders and tenders, database work and constitution of protocols. You should be used to working with and developing standardized protocols and working methods at a laboratory, with a high level of accuracy. Your tasks will gradually increase in difficulty, complexity and responsibility while working with us. Travels may occur as part of the work.

In our organization, there are great opportunities for personal development and we welcome applicants with high ambitions.


Applicant shall be a molecular biologist, with a doctoral degree within clinical bacteriology, with long-term experience in laboratory-based research, since the work is conducted at a high scientific level. You should have broad knowledge within biology, molecular biology, immunology, clinical bacteriology and pathology. You should also have experience of advanced microscopy, cell culture, protein analysis, DNA and RNA extraction, as well as experience of analytical and technology development and quality assurance of these technologies. International experience as well as experience of several research organizations and of unit and laboratory development are meritorious. It is also meritorious if you have previously worked within the research field of women's health, especially within research related to pregnancy and childbirth. Very good knowledge of Swedish and English, both in speech and writing, as well as good computer skills is a requirement.

The employee that we are looking for must have a very good scientific and pedagogic ability, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Own initiative and efficiency characterize the work. We want you, as an employee, to contribute to an open dialogue, good cooperation and that you have a development-oriented approach to both working methods and the role as an employee. Personal qualities that we value are if you are analytical, structured, technically skilled, independent, efficient and flexible. The focus of this position is on developing the unit, research lab and research projects. We therefore expect that you can independently work with the above techniques, and that you independently can perform statistical analyzes, produce and present data, write manuscripts, assist in major applications, and contribute by applying for own research grants.

You will have a very important and central function in our team. It is important that you easily connect valuable contacts to our research organization.

To enjoy this work, you should have a great research interest. As you participate in all parts of the research process, your work will be very varied. You can easy adapt to changing circumstances and you are able to keep calm in pressured situations. You are used to working at a high pace and to take own initiatives. You enjoy organizing your work independently, but you also have the ability to work in teams. We place great emphasis on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 6 months and full time 100% with placement at the Institute of Clinical Sciences . First day of employment as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Professor Bo Jacobsson: phone; +46 705600162, e-mail: bo.jacobsson@obgyn.gu.se or vårdenhetschef Maria Hallingström; phone + 46 31-343 67 31 or e-mail:maria.hallingstrom@vgregion.se


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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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