Biomedical Scientist/Research Assistant

Ref PAR 2023/681

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The Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy seeks a person participating in laboratory research work in Perinatal Medicine. The research is conducted at the experimental laboratory of the Centre for Perinatal Medicine and Health localized at the Department of Physiology. The goal is to assist in laboratory studies leading to increased understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms in perinatal brain injury and thereby develop novel strategies for cerebroprotection. We are recruiting a talented and dedicated biomedical analyst Biomedical Scientist/ Research Assistant who has a genuine interest in development of techniques and work with cell cultures. 


As a co-worker you will join the research group at the Centre for Perinatal Medicine and Health. We have a close collaboration with other research groups in Europe. The job assignments include primarily work in cell cultures, measurements of mitochondrial function in cultured cells and preparation of cell cultures from animal experiments. Furthermore, subcellular fractionations and mitochondrial isolations will be performed. Measurements of mitochondrial respiration, calcium regulation and reactive oxygen species production are included in the job assignments. To a lesser extent the work also include histological preparations, immunohistochemistry, RNA preparation, RT-PCR and Western blot. 


The applicant must have a degree as Biomedical Scientist or have equivalent skills, e.g. training as a laboratory assistant, an MSc with a relevant degree. The applicant should have experience in cell culture work and interest/experience in application and development of laboratory methodology. The candidate should be able to work independently as well as in a group. Documented experience of laboratory knowledge and proven skills in experimental work on small animals is a merit. It is also a merit if the applicant has experience of histological preparation, immunohistochemistry, RNA preparation and RT-PCR analysis and Western Blot. Experience or interest in from subcellular fractionation, mitochondrial isolation, measurement of mitochondrial respiration, calcium regulation and production of free radicals in isolated mitochondria is also a merit. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. 


The employment is a permanent position, full time and placed at the the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Probationary employment may be applied.

At the University of Gothenburg, degree as Biomedical Scientist is required for employment as Biomedical Scientist. If the person does not have a degree as Biomedical Scientist, but is the most qualified for the employment, then the person is employed as research assistant

Contact information for the post 

Regarding the position please contact Professor Henrik Hagberg; +46 70 5505773 or email:


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Applications must be received by: 2023-06-06

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