Ref PAR 2023/715

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At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical neuroscience, Health and rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology as well as Psychiatry and neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology invites applications for a researcher position at the Department of Physiology. 

A research group that studies perinatal brain damage with a focus on autism at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology, University of Gothenburg, announces a position for a researcher in anatomical neuroinflammation and neuroprotection. The research focuses on studying neuropathology in the immature brain that relates to specific mechanisms and autistic behavior. The main aim is to find new biomarkers for autism in children who are born prematurely and suffer from neonatal infections.


Job tasks include surgical interventions and methods for investigating autistic behavior in animal models with immunological influence.

Histological and immunohistological methods, advanced 3D microscopy analysis (stereology) and molecular biology in newborn mice are also a significant part of the work.

The position includes student supervision and teaching, mainly in circulatory physiology, and to a limited extent, some administrative tasks.


Applicants must have completed a PhD in medical science, biotechnology or biomedicine.

The ideal candidate has a basic medical education and a doctorate in medical science with a theoretical background in neuroscience and perinatal circulatory physiology. The candidate needs to have good experience in immunohistochemistry, analysis of microscopic images including 3D reconstruction (stereology), as well as extensive experience in breeding and working with newborn transgenic mice.

Previous research work on inflammation in the immature brain, including publications in the field and supervision of doctoral students is meritorious. Good collaboration and communication skills are a requirement. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 6 months, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed. 

Contact information for the post

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor Carina Mallard, phone: +46 705 63 10 04, e-mail: 

Manager in charge is Professor/Assistant Head of Department Holger Nilsson, phone: +46 31 786 35 18, e-mail:

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.


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Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-15


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