Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se


OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctoral Fellow in neutrophil glycobiology

The research at the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation research is focused on inflammatory diseases, ranging from basic research and animal models to clinical research and rehabilitation.

The Phagocyte Research Group at the department is doing research primarily on the biology and function of phagocytic white blood cells, and how these cells affect inflammatory processes in disease states such as rheumatic diseases, autoinflammatory diseases and infectious diseases. The group has around 15 members organized in three subgroups.

The research goup of professor Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson is now recruiting a post-doc within the project of “Neutrophil Glycobiology”.

Subject area

Neutrophil Glycobiology

Subject area description

The research project aims to investigate the function and regulation of glycoconjugates in human white blood cells.

Job assignments

The candidate is expected to isolate cells and cell organelles, prepare samples for mass spectrometry analysis, interpret data from mass spectrometry, and perform functional assays of whilte blood cells from patients. Interpretation of data includes identification of glycopeptides and carbohydrates. The candidate should be able to present the results of the research both verbally and in writing, and be a representative of the group at international meetings and conferences. The candidate is expected to work independently with hypothesis generation, hypothesis testing and result analysis, with careful reference to the scientific literature.


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.


We are looking for a qualified PhD in the field of glycoanalysis and glycobiology. You should be able to handle modern mass spectrometers and interpret MS data both by hand and with use search engines for protein MS. You are also knowledgeable regarding biology and function of phagocytic white blood cells. You are trustworthy, responsible and committed. Furthermore, you are service-oriented, accurate and able to independently structure and organize your daily work, as well as collaborate with others. We value personal suitability highly.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: Feb 15, 2018 Last day of employment: Feb 14, 2020

For further information:

Anna Karlsson-Bengtsson, Professor, +46 708 18 76 34, anna.karlsson@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 application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2018-01-25


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.

Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 38 000 studenter och 6 000 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

Till bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag och till dig som är försäljare: Göteborgs universitet anlitar upphandlad annonsbyrå i samband med rekrytering av personal. Vi undanber oss vänligen men bestämt direktkontakt med bemannings- och rekryteringsföretag samt försäljare av jobbannonser.

Page Manager: rekrytering@gu.se|Last update: 2/23/2017

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?