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OPEN POSITIONS Research Assistant

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a Research Assistant position at the Department of Physiology.

Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology that performs research and education in a broad spectrum of science, including metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in the population. It copllaborates with Center for Health and Performance (CHP). CHP performs interdisciplinary research and education in medicine, nutrition and sport science, and collaborates with other universities, Västra Götalandsregionen, sports organizations and private companies, national and international. CHP is affiliated to Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, but employees are also affiliated to other institutions and organizations. The employee will perform the work a CHP but will be employed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. 

Job asignments

The position as Research Assistant includes to be responsible for the laboratory of physical activity measurement and to coordinate and perform physical activity measurement in our different projects. It means technical responsibility for sensors and associated equipment (e.g. Cosmed K5) as well as construct and maintain the infrastructure of activity monitoring and data bases. The work is performed in collaboration with other research assistants, researchers and students.


A requirement is a master in areas related to food science or sports science (nutrition, biomechanics, physiology, engineering). Merits are previous work or research with sensors for biomechanical and physiological signals (e.g. motion analysis system, force plates, accelerometry, oxygen uptake, heart rate), application of software for sensor data analysis, statistical software, sensor-based research in sports, clinic or society. You have skills in using computers and software. As CHP has employees and students from different countries and performs research and teaching internationally, is it suitable to have good knowledge in English, both spoken and written. Relevant qualities are to be creative, take responsibility for development and performance, and to be able to work independently.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. 


The employment is limited 6 months, 50 % of full-time and is placed at The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as agreed.

For further information regarding the position 

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Professor Mats Börjesson, phone;  +46 705 29 83 60, e-mail; or Head of Department/Professor Lars-Gunnar Pettersson, +46 31-786 3507, e-mail;  

How to apply

With the application you attach certification of completed master education together with CV and a personal letter of max 2 pages where you describe your experience, background and competence related to the content of the employment task and why you are the most suitable candidate for the position.

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.

Closing date: 2018-12-19.


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