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Postdoctoral researcher in biomedicine

  • Yrkesroll

    Forskare, farmakologi

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    3 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 november

Om jobbet

The School of Medical sciences at Örebro University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in biomedicine for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in biomedicine with focus on immunology and cardiovascular disease.


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Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills. The applicant will be involved in formulating and testing the scientific hypothesis with experimental work, presentations and preparation of publications. The applicant will be responsible for research, academic and administrative activities and expected to adapt existing and develop new scientific techniques, test hypothesis and analyse data from a variety of sources.

The studies will include work on understanding interactions between gut microbiota and gut microbe-derived dietary metabolite TMAO and immune responses, how these responses contribute to pathogenesis in peripheral arterial disease. The applicant will work on clinical material for ex vivo and in vitro studies. The position requires contribution to communicate of results to the principal investigators and co-workers, and to maintain detailed experimental records. The applicant is expected to supervise students and be involved in some administrative tasks in the lab. This study will be conducted in close collaboration with professor Allan Sirsjö at CVRC, associate professor Ignacio Rangel at Nutrition-Gut-Brain-Interaction Centre (NGBI) Örebro Univeristy, clinicians, industrial partners, and researchers in our research network.


Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in biomedicine or similar. The doctoral degree should have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that may however also be considered if special grounds exist (leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical duties, an elected position in a trade union, or other similar circumstances).

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.

The ideal candidate should be capable of generating novel ideas, and possess skills to plan, manage, evaluate and execute research projects with a high degree of independence. The candidate should have proven knowledge and skills in human cellular immunology. In-depth knowledge and experience in multi-parameter flow cytometry acquisition and sorting, multiplex protein assays, in vitro and ex vivo primary cell culture with stimulation-based assays and common cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Knowledge and experience in working with human faecal material and gut microbiota analysis is an advantage. Importance is also attached to documented experience in translational research.

The candidate should be well organised, innovative and have the ability of strategical thinking. Good soft skills and cooperative attitude are essential as the applicant will work in collaboration with other researchers in our research network and with our business partners. The ability to initiate and maintain networks to long-term collaboration is highly appreciated. Competence in both written and oral communication of research in English is a prerequisite for the position. In addition, personal suitability will be a factor in the selection process.


The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years. The position starts from 1st March 2021. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information please contact Dr Ashok Kumar Kumawat +46 19-302185,

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is November 15, 2020. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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  • Forskare, farmakologi


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