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2-3 Postdoctoral fellows in Molecular Metabolism

  • Yrkesroll

    Molekylärbiolog

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    14 november

Om jobbet

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

 

Subject area description 
Brown and white adipocytes play important roles in regulating metabolism. We have developed both in vitro and in vivo systems to study how metabolic regulation in adipose tissue takes part in regulation of systemic energy turn-over during normal and pathological conditions e.g. insulin resistance 

Duties 
With this project the candidate will study the how brown and white adipocytes regulate their metabolism in response to external signals and during adaptation to metabolic stress e.g. diseases such as type 2 diabetes. The aim of this project is to identify the molecular mechanisms responsible for metabolic adaptation in adipocytes and how this also influences metabolism in other organs e.g. muscle and liver.

Eligibility 
The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg. 

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

Assessment criteria 
The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular regulation of metabolism and the techniques used in molecular biology, biochemistry and animal work measuring metabolic parameters such as glucose tolerance tests. Experience in the methods used to monitor metabolism at the molecular level e.g. basal and insulin-mediated glucose uptake is important. Any previous experience in microscopy, mass spectrometry, organoid culture, flow cytometry, bioinformatics and in vivo disease modelling will be considered as merits in support of an application. Great emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s personal suitability for the position and clear interest in the subject area.

Employment 
The employment is full time and temporary, two years with the possibility of one year's extension, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

 

Contact information 
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Sven Enerbäck, Professor in Medical Genetics, phone: +46 31 786 3334,

e-mail: sven.enerback@medgen.gu.se

Unions 
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

The application should contain:

  • A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying
  • A CV including a list of publications
  • Proof of completed PhD
  • Contact details of two references
Applications must be received by: 2022-11-14 

 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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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Krav
  • Molekylärbiolog

Lön

Salaries are set individually at the University.

Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

Anställningsvillkor

The position is temporary, two years, with the possibility of one year's extension. Full time