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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 Research Assistant position to work at a fish facility at the University, at the Department of Pharmacology. 

The Department with the research team are in need of assistance with laboratory and administrative tasks in relation to animal husbandry, since they are expanding their research.

Job assignments

Your duties will largely consist of caring for adult and larval zebrafish as well as participating in experiments. You will be responsible for the start-up and then the daily operation of several rack systems for zebrafish, which includes knowledge about water quality. Other tasks that normally occur at a fish facility, such as fish husbandry, fish breeding, washing dishes and tanks/equipment as well as cleaning is included in the work. You will also have some administrative tasks, such as keeping journal and supervise stock and ordering. Weekend work may be included.


For the suitable candidate, the following qualifications are a requirement:

- Approved course for animal experimental activities and thus eligibility for animal experimental research

- Education in animal health

- Experience of caring for zebrafish

- Previous experience of experimental research

- Good knowledge of English both orally and in writing

- Organizational ability and accuracy

- Ability to work both independently and in groups

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and previous experience of similar work.


The employment is a permanent position, 75% of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as soon as possible or as agreed. Probationary employment may be applied.

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/group-leader Lars Westberg, phone;031-786 3431, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Researcher/Head of Department Michael Winder, phone;031-786 3477, 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.

Closing date: 2021-04-23.

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.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.