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The Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts research in several different areas, such as endocrinology, hematology, gastroenterology, hypertension, respiratory medicine and allergology, and clinical nutrition focusing on body composition and energy metabolism. The research is conducted in close collaboration with health care at both the Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Mölndal Hospital.

At the Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research (CBAR), multidisciplinary translational research is performed with the overall aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The research is conducted by MDs, researchers, PostDocs, Ph.D. students, and biomedical analysts and we are now searching for a researcher to projects at CBAR.

Job assignments

The overall task will be to study the importance of genetics, environmental factors, and gut microbiota for bone health. The work will be based on a mixture of mechanistic studies in different mouse models and extensive human epidemiologic studies. The applicant will plan breeding and conduct experiments as well as perform extensive statistical analyses within the epidemiologic studies. The applicant is expected to be able to use and further develop existing methods currently used in the laboratory. The applicant will also work on compiling the results for publication in international scientific journals.


The position is a research position, which means that applicants must have a Ph.D. and have experience in conducting research activities. Applicants are expected to have a solid background in medicine/pharmacy/molecular biology or similar. Previous experience of osteoporosis research, analysis of images from high-resolution computed tomography, and R programming is an advantage, as is knowledge in physiology. Independence and organizational abilities are of great value. As we operate in an international environment, the applicant is expected to have good knowledge of communicating in speech and writing in both English and Swedish. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


Type of employment: Permanent with initial probationary period of 6 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As agreed

For further information regarding the position

Claes Ohlsson, Head of Department/MD/PhD,

Marie Lagerquist, Assistant Head of Department, +46(0)703-554394,


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How to apply

  • A cover letter
    • CV
    • Certificate of completed PhD
    • Contact details of two references

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Closing date: 2021-04-15


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Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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