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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 is looking for a researcher for an externally financed ongoing long-term research project in regenerative neuroimmunology for a position at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience.

Job assignments

The successful candidate will be part of a research project that focuses on the role of the innate immune system in the ischemic brain. A comprehensive assessment of functional outcome will be done as well as brain tissue analysis on cellular and molecular level, in particular using experimental in vivo models of ischemic stroke, immunohistochemistry, brain cell culture systems and other relevant in vitro models.


To qualify as a researcher the applicant should hold a PhD degree in Medicine. Qualified candidates should have a strong background in neuroscience. The successful candidate will have well-documented experience with experimental in vivo models of ischemic brain injury, advanced microscopy and image analysis, practical laboratory work as well as extensive experience with advanced statistical data analysis.

The applicant should be autonomous in his/her work, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and enjoy working in a research organization. We appreciate that you are accurate, have administrative and strategic skills and also master the English language very well, both in speech and in writing. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 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 Marcela Pekna, phone;031-786 35 81, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen, phone;031-342 28 03, 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: 2021-08-08.

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.