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Postdoctoral fellow in membrane mucins in cell-autonomous immunity

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    13 september

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    13 oktober

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated, academically excellent and proactive Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in mucin biology and innate immunity. This is a 24-month full time postdoctoral position within the research group led by Dr. Thaher Pelaseyed, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The focus of the research group is defining the role of membrane mucins in protection of the intestine against pathogens. The group currently consists of 1 principal investigator, 2 postdoctoral fellows, 1 PhD student, as well as master students ( The Pelaseyed lab is part of the Mucin Biology Groups ( with over 30 researcher studying mucin, mucus and host-microbe interactions in health and disease. The group has collaboration with other universities, nationally and internationally. The research is interdisciplinary and has significant funding through Swedish Society for Medical Research, NIH (USA), Wenner-Gren Foundations etc.

Subject area

Membrane mucins in cell-autonomous immunity

Subject area description

Membrane mucins are extended and densely glycosylation proteins that cover the apical aspects of transporting intestinal epithelial cells (enterocytes). Despite the ideal position of membrane mucin at the interface between the host and the microbe-rich intestinal lumen, the fundamental function of membrane mucin in health and disease is not clear.

Job assignments

As a successful postdoctoral candidate you are expected to conduct research in an independent fashion, by designing and executing studies, developing new methods for investigation of membrane mucins. You will breed and characterize mouse models in order to address the aims of the project. You will take advantage of experimental models for intestinal inflammation to investigate and determine the function of membrane mucins. You will isolate, sort and culture cells and organoids and use routine biochemical, histological and molecular tools to study cells and tissues. Tasks also include writing research grants and scientific articles as well as assisting in supervision PhD and Master’s students. 


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.


Strong background in mucin biology is required. Successful applicant is proficient in biochemistry as well as molecular and cell biology, including RNA isolation/RT-qPCR, primary cell isolation and cell/organoid culture, multicolor flow cytometry including cell sorting and advanced confocal microscopy. Proficiency with in vivo mouse models (i.p. and i.v. injections) is a requirement. Applicants should possess a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career. The successful candidate has excellent general research skills, a strong methodological background and excellent writing abilities. The capacity to work both independently and within a team is a requirement. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. 

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 Thaher Pelaseyed, research fellow and group leader, phone: +46 31 786 3154, 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. 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. 

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
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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