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Associate Researcher in The Institute of Biomedicine

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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 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 360 employees and approximately 440 million SEK in total assets.

The candidate will work at the Sahlgrenska Center for Cancer Research, a center within the University of Gothenburg in close association with Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The center is part of a strategic research effort focused on cancer within the Sahlgrenska Academy and consists of a mixture of basic and clinical research with translational ambitions. A position as Assoicate Researcher is now advertised by Associate Professor Anders Stahlberg at the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center.

Job assignments

This project aims to develop and apply next generation diagnostics within cancer and immunology by analytes in liquid biopsies, such as blood and urine. You will be working with clinical samples, tumor biology, method development and several molecular biology techniques such as PCR and sequencing as well as with experimental data. The work also include supervision, communicate research data in oral presentations as well as in written reports. The work include close interaction with other academic and industrial collaborators.


We are looking for 1-2 ambitious and service oriented team players with great interpersonal and organizational skills. Suitable background is an exam in molecular biology, biomedicine, engineering or equivalent area with experience in molecular biology. Experience in PCR and sequencing is considered a merit. Ability to work under pressure and in a team, organizational skills and good knowledge in English, both in speech and writing, is essential. Personal suitability is of highest importance. Hence, we are looking for an enthusiastic person, who combines technical expertise with good communication skills and team working capabilities. A candidate should have a strong desire to help other researchers in their work, but also the motivation to work independently.


The employment is full time and temporary, 1 year, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Associate Professor Anders Ståhlberg. E-mail:, phone: +46(0)31-7866735.


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Closing date: 2021-09-30

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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