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Postdoctor in Molecular Medicine

University of Gothenburg

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The Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts translational research primarily on metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in order to improve health and healthcare in the community. The overall goal is to create an excellent translational research environment of a very high international standard.

The postdoctoral project focuses on defining the role of PI3K isoforms in the development of obesity and insulin resistance using genetically modified mice, pharmacological inhibitors, viral vectors and primary cell culture (mouse and human).

Subject area

Molecular Medicine

Subject area description

Molecular Medicine:

Role of PI3K signaling at the interface of Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer

Job assignments

100% research, with pre-clinical studies (mice/rats ad primary cell culture, human and rodents), data analysis and organization, group presentations as well as participation to external conferences.

Research in our laboratory is focused on the study of the role of PI3K signaling at the interface between metabolic homeostasis and tissue homeostasis, with direct implication to the therapy of Obesity, Diabetes, and Cancer.

Explain the role of PI3K isoforms in diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance.

The post-doctoral project will focus on defining the role of specific PI3K isoforms in the progression of obesity and insulin resistance using genetically modified mice, pharmacological inhibitors, viral vectors and primary cell cultures (mouse and human).

Selected readings on the subject:

PMID: 33712379; PMID:30982732; PMID: 28904022; PMID:28720716; PMID: 21949398.


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

Candidates at her/his first post-doctoral experience will be prioritized.


A Ph.D. in the Medical Sciences, Life Sciences, Pharmacological Sciences, or Biological Sciences is required. Individuals with previous experience in metabolism, adipose tissue biology, energy balance, in-vivo, or primary cell culture models relevant to the proposal are encouraged to apply as these characteristics will be prioritised.

Fluent in English both written and spoken, you have a collaborative approach.

Large emphasis will be placed on personal suitability for the specific project and laboratory research interests.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: Upon agreement

For further information:

Giovanni Solinas, Professor,

Malin Levin, Head of department,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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How to apply

Application must include an updated copy of your CV indicating the contact information of your referees and a cover letter stating your motivations and copy of PhD diploma.

Initial selection will be on CV and cover letter.

Only for selected candidates, we will request reference letters and a videoconference with the candidate.

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.

Closing date: 2021-12-15

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.

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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