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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 and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a researcher position in neuroinflammation and neuroprotection research at the Department of Physiology.  

Mechanisms underlying brain injury following hypoxia in the developing brain will be studied. One of the main purposes is to find new neuroprotective treatments for children born prematurely or suffering from oxygen deficiency at birth.

Job assignments

The tasks include surgical techniques in whole animal models. In addition, neurohistological and immunohistological methods, stereology, behavioral studies in newborn mice, and advanced 3D microscopy will be a significant part of the work. The position also includes teaching, especially in circulatory physiology, and to a limited extent administration in the tasks.


Applicant must have completed a PhD in Medical Science, Biotechnology or Biomedicine. The ideal candidate should have a general medical education and a PhD in medical science, with a theoretical background in neuroscience and perinatal circulatory physiology, as well as good practical experience in q-PCR, immunohistochemistry, analysis of microscopic images of the brain, conducting behavioral studies and having extensive experience of stereology and working with newborn mice. Previous research on inflammation in the immature brain is meritorious. Good collaborative and communication skills are required.Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100% of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as soon as possible or as agreed. 

Appointment procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system.

For further information

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor Carina Mallard, phone;0046705-631004, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Professor/Assistant Head of Department Holger Nilsson, phone;004631-786 3518, e-mail;

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


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How to apply

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.

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application. 

Closing date: 2021-04-14.

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.

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