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The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 440 million SEK in total assets.

The position within the research group led by Professor Joakim Larsson, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The focus of the research group is on antibiotic resistance, particularly the role of the external environment. The group consists of 1 professor, 2 associate professors, 7 postdoctoral fellows/researchers as well as student on different levels. (https://www.gu.se/en/biomedicine/about-us/department-of-infectious-diseases/joakim-larsson-group). Larsson also leads the Centre of Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg (CARe; www.gu.se/en/care) with more than 100 active researchers. The group has extensive collaboration with other universities, nationally and internationally. The research is interdisciplinary and has significant funding through e.g. the Swedish Research Councils VR and Formas and regional health care (ALF-VGR).

Job assignments

The researcher will be responsible for exploring the recent origins of antibiotic resistance genes using bioinformatics and comparative genomics. The work involve both planning, execution of the analyses and writing of scientific articles.

Qualifications

PhD in a relevant subject. Extensive experience with bioinformatics, particularly comparative genomics analyses for identification of the evolutionary history of bacterial genes. In-depth experience with research on antibiotic resistance. In-depth experience with relevant software and excellent programming skills. Excellent scientific publication record with relevant articles in relation to the time passed since the applicant´s PhD exam. Excellent ability to communicate science in spoken as well as written English.

Employment

The employment is part time 50% and temporary, 1 year, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Professor Joakim Larsson, e-mail: joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se

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How to apply

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Closing date: 2021-09-27

The application should contain:

  • Proof of completed PhD

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Salary is determined on an individual basis.

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