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Postdoctoral fellow in cellbiology/microbiology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    22 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 januari

Om jobbet

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.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:
  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine
At present, the institute has about 370 employees and approximately 400 million SEK in total assets.

A Postdoctoral position is available in our laboratory department of Medical Chemistry in Gothenburg, Sweden. Our group investigates the role of mucins during host defense against bacteria, and the biological function of changes in mucosal mucin expression and glycosylation associated with disease. We have shown that mucin glycans regulate pathogen virulence and growth, and the current project aims to collecting knowledge needed to use this to the benefit of the host.

Subject area


Subject area description

Host-pathogen interactions at the mucosal surface via mucin glycans. The project aims to understand how Helicobacter pylori, Helicobacter suis and Moraxella viscosa are regulated by the surrounding mucins in the mucus niche in stomach and airways, respectively, and how their host mucosal surfaces and mucins in turn are changed by infection.

Job assignments

Infection experiments in mouse/fish and in vitro mucosal surfaces, mucin isolation, structural and functional analysis of mucins, analysis of interactions between mucins and bacteria, bacterial and eukaryot expression of mRNA, protein and glycans, and how these factors affect downstream interactions with host cells.


An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at Göteborg University. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


A successful candidate will be selected based on their: i) laboratory skills ii) background and knowledge in a relevant field (for example in glycan analysis, mucosal immunology, innate immunity, microbiology), iii) oral and written communication skills in English, and iv) analytical ability.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


The employment is full time and temporary, two years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed. 

For further information:

Please contact Sara Lindén, professor. Phone: +46 70 981 7979, e-mail:


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How to apply

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 The application should contain:

- A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying. In this letter, also write a summarizing sentence using the following sentence structure where you fill in the information marked with x: Namn x obtained a PhD at university of x in the year of x in subjhext x and has x publications whereof x has the applicant as first author.

- A CV including a list of publications

- Proof of completed PhD

- Contact details of two references

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.


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