The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Researcher position at the Department Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, the Institute of Biomedicine, Sweden – Oct 2022
Department Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
A PhD degree in a relevant field. Very good experience of working with mucus, mucins, and organoids as well as advanced confocal microscopy and associated data analysis programs and good familiarity with methods used in mucin biological research including work with plasmids, PCR, cell culture, establishing of stem cell organoids, laboratory animal work, bacterial work (aerobic and anaerobic culture methods), histology, pharmacology, immunological methods and microscopy. Great emphasis is placed on the ability to interact with others within the group. Excellent knowledge of English is a prerequisite.
All the body's mucosal surfaces are protected by mucus layer. These mucus layers are different in different parts of the body and have mucins as main component. This includes the intestine where a first line of defense consists of a mucus layer and the second of special goblet cells. The position requires own experience of working with goblet cells and analysis of the secretion from these cells in intestine and lungs with advanced confocal microscopy and associated data analysis programs. The position also requires good familiarity with methods used in mucin biological research including, but is not limited to, work on plasmids, PCR, cell culture, establishing stem cell organoids, laboratory animals, bacterial work (aerobic and anaerobic culture), histology, pharmacology, immunological methods, and conventional and confocal microscopy. Mucin biology research on mucus and mucins in intestine and lungs as well as laboratory management.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/1261
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The application should contain proof of completed PhD.
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About the Department/Section/Group
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 450 million SEK in total assets.
Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Biomedicine, Department Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Mucin Biologiy Groups are recruiting a scientist and laboratory manager. The groups use English as the main language of communication and a good knowledge of spoken and written English is an absolute requirement, as well as very good knowledge of Swedish. The Mucin Biology research groups currently comprise about 30 researchers with some 10 more in collaborative groups, see also www.medkem.gu.se/mucinbiology/
About the Employer: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Note or Other details
The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 months and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Gunnar C. Hansson. Phone: +46(0)31-786 3488, +46(0)709490005. E-mail: [email protected]
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande
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