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OPEN POSITIONS Research assistant/BMA

Our primary research focus at department of molecular and clinical medicine is on metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. We support and promote research and teaching in translational medicine to improve health and to benefit society. The normal gut micro biota represents 90% of the cells in the human body. By combining clinical and animal research we have demonstrated that the gut micro biota affects our physiology and metabolism. We are now recruiting a research assistant to be responsible for the microbiology efforts in the laboratory.

Job assignments

To be responsible for the groups bacterial strain library including archiving of novel strains. Prepare and develop culturing media as well as culturing of anaerobic bacteria. The successful applicant will also isolate new strains by using aerobic and anaerobic methods and thereafter characterize these strains genetically and biochemically. She/he will also participate in DNA extractions from different biospeciemens for metagenomics analyses.


The successful applicant should have significant experience in microbiology at ‘BMA’/master of science level and experience of culturing and isolation of bacteria. It is a merit to have worked with anaerobic bacteria, especially using Coy chambers, and have experience in preparing and developing culture media. The successful applicant should have experience in establishing and maintaining a culture library. It is a merit with experience in characterizing bacteria genetically and biochemically. If anyone with examine as BMA get the employment it will be as a BMA and if anyone else get it, it will be as a research assistant.

The successful candidate is expected to be at ease collaborating with other scientists within a larger team, and express him/herself in English in writing and speech. Large emphasis will be put on the applicants personal features.


Type of employment: temporary employment for 12 months Extent: 100% Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: Immediate

For further information regarding the position

Namn: Fredrik Bäckhed Befattning: Professor Tfn:+46 31 342 7833 E-post:Fredrik@wlab.gu.se


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How to apply

Personal letter, CV, name and address to 3 personal references, and copy of relevant exam. 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.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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