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Researcher position in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics – Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden, University of Gothenburg

Researcher position is available in vitro and in vivo systems to study how metabolic regulation in adipose tissue takes part in regulation of systemic energy turn-over during normal and pathological conditions, at Institute of Biomedicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: ResearcherResearcher
No. of Positions: 11
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAPASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years2 years
Salary: According to Standard NormsAccording to Standard Norms

Institute of BiomedicineInstitute of Biomedicine
University of GothenburgUniversity of Gothenburg
University of Gothenburg

GothenburgGothenburg, ,

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Qualification Details

A PhD degree in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will have experience in molecular regulation of metabolism and the techniques used in molecular biology, biochemistry and animal work measuring metabolic parameters such as glucose tolerance tests and also experience of different methods such as protein expression, cloning, mutagenesis, bioinformatics, and experience of mice work. Experience in the methods used to monitor basic metabolic parameters such as basal and insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and beta-oxidation in adipocytes and muscle cells is important together with specific knowledge of how to combine this with overexpression and knock down, using siRNA and shRNA, of gene expression using inducible virus-mediated expression is especially important for this project. Experience in quantitating translocation of glucose transporter is also an important merit.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Brown and white adipocytes play important roles in regulating metabolism. We have developed both in vitro and in vivo systems to study how metabolic regulation in adipose tissue takes part in regulation of systemic energy turn-over during normal and pathological conditions e.g. insulin resistance. In this project we will focus on how the adipocyte regulate its energy turn-over and substrate preferences during metabolic challenges such as food restriction, cold, and metabolic diseases e.g. type 2 diabetes. Our goal is to gain a detailed understanding of the molecular processes that regulate metabolism in the adipocyte and how this affects other organs and thus take part in regulation of metabolic interplay between different organs to achieve a healthy and sustainable metabolism for the entire organism.

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Reference Number: PAR 2021/1458
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About the Department

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.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg

Note or Other details

The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

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Contact details

Please contact Professor Sven Enerbäck. Phone: +46 31 786 3334., E-mail:

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