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OPEN POSITIONS Associate Researcher

The position is linked to the research group of Prof Joakim Larsson at the department of infectious Diseases, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy at University of Gothenburg. The groups focus is on development of antibiotic resistance, particularly the role of the environment. The group today consists of 1 professor, 2 associate professors, around 10 postdoctoral fellows, 3 PhD students, 1 technician, 1 medical doctor and master students. Larsson also leads the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe). In addition, there are close collaborations with many other universities, nationally and internationally. The reseach is supported by e.g. the Swedish Research Councils VR and FORMAS.

Job assignments

The associate researcher is expected to be lab-active and perform experiments/analyses with a high level of independence. The aim of these analyses will be to investigate the structure, function and context of two newly discovered antibiotic resistance genes/proteins. The work is expected to include bacterial culturing, resistance typing, gene expression studies, inverse-PCR, sequencing and alignment, vector construction for high and stable expression of foreign proteins in E. coli, his-tagging, Western analyses, extraction and purification of proteins and lipids and preparation of samples for electron microscopy. It is part of the tasks to contribute to the authoring/co-authoring of publications.


The job requires long lab experience and exceptionally high independence in the lab. Doctoral degree in relevant area is a clear merit but not a must. Experience of practical lab work with the above mentioned methods is of highest importance. Good communicative abilities, particularly in scientific writing in English, is a merit. A developed way of critical thinking, experience to work successfully in a group, is al valued. Scientific experience and production in relevant area in relation to time passed since PhD will be considered. The person should be part of a labor market policy program. The applicant is expected to start 15th of January 2019.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 3 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Biomedicine

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Professor Joakim Larsson, mail


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Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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