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OPEN POSITIONS Postdoctor in Biomaterials

The Department of Biomaterials has an internationally leading position in the field of integration of implants and prostheses in hard and soft tissues. Novel, sustainable clinical implant solutions require a fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms which determine successful implant-tissue interfaces and functional performance. Research is performed in collaboration with national and international universities and companies, including clinical colleagues and material scientists. Examples are studies on the mechanisms of osteoinduction by bioceramics (Swedish Research Council; Foundation for Strategic Research), cell-material and cell-cell interactions (governmental strategic fund together with Chalmers) and osseointegrated amputation prostheses (Sahlgrenska University Hospital).

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We search a post-doctoral researcher in biomaterials with focus on bone regeneration in studies on interactions between materials and cells.

Job assignments

Experimental studies concerning the importance of specific material properties for the differentiation of stem cells, activities and bone forming abilities of bone cells. The work entails detailed studies on the mechanisms of cell-cell communication. The assignments include the planning and execution of experimental studies with subsequent biological analyses and interpretation, exchange with material science experts, writing of scientific reports and communication with other parts of society.


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.


Successful candidate for the position should have earned a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the position. The PhD degree should not be older than 3 years. Other requirements are knowledge of biomaterials, morphological, and cell and molecular biology techniques. Experience in cell and molecular biology, in particular qPCR, is required. Research skills and experience from studies on interactions between material surfaces, mesenchymal stem cells and extracellular vesicles is merit. It is understood that the applicant masters scientific writing in English and has good general communication skills in English (both orally and in writing).

When evaluating the applicants, particular emphasis will be put on research skills in the relevant research field.

The applicant should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Accuracy and the abilities to cooperate and to take own initiatives are important qualities.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100 % of full-time and is placed at Department of Biomaterials at Institute of Clinical Sciences. Starting date; 2020-04-01

For further information:

If you have questions regarding the position please contact Professor Peter Thomsen, phone; +46 (0)705255554 or e-mail;


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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. The applicant is asked to provide a description of own future research aspirations (max 2 A4 pages) in addition to a CV and List of publications. 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.

Closing date: 2020-03-04


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. 47 500 students and 6 400 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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