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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)/ Sahlgrenska Osteoporosis Centre, multidisciplinary translational research is performed within the area’s osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. The research is conducted by MD’s, researchers, associate researchers, PostDocs, Ph.D. students, and biomedical analysts. Sahlgrenska Osteoporosis Centre is now looking for an associate researcher with focus on histology. You will mainly work for the research groups led by Claes Ohlsson, Andrei Chagin, Anders Palmquist, Marie Lagerquist and Sofia Movérare Skrtic.

Job assignments

The overall task will be to learn, master and run various histological approaches and techniques related to mineralized tissues. This includes paraffin-, cryo- and plastic tissue embedding, sectioning, for static and dynamic bone histomorphometry, including different staining protocols. We also expect you to learn and master multiplex immunohistochemistry and RNAscope on bone tissues. We hope you will be interested in developing and establishing new approaches to bone analysis, such as tissue clearing, 3D imaging, and multichannel confocal imaging.


You have at least a bachelor’s degree in laboratory medicine / biotechnology / molecular biology / biology / pharmacy or similar. You must be an ambitious, meticulous, responsible, fast-learning, and motivated person who likes to perform experimental tasks. You should also enjoy learning and mastering new techniques, want to tackle new challenging methods and you should be able to deliver.

We will teach and train you in most of the previously mentioned techniques and when recruiting we will therefore primarily assess your general research background, experimental capacity, and bone-related knowledge. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As agreed

For further information regarding the position

Sofia Movérare Skrtic, Senior Lecturer, +46(0)70-331 59 56,

Marie Lagerquist, Assistant Head of Department/Senior Lecturer, +46(0)70-355 43 94,


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How to apply

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The application should contain:
• A cover letter giving a brief description of your previous research experience and a motivation to why you are applying for the position
• CV including any list of publications
• Certificate of education
• Contact details of two references

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Closing date: 2021-04-22


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