The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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 450 million SEK in total assets

Job assignments

The applicant will investigate the functional role of lncRNAs in childhood cancer neuroblastoma origin and progression. In particular, the applicant will investigate how the impairment of mitochondrial functions contribute to neuroblastoma pathogenesis. The selected candidate will work with primary tumors, tumor cell lines and mouse xenografts.


Highly motivated candidates with a strong technical experience in cell & molecular biology can apply for this position. An achieved master degree is compulsory for a position as researcher at Göteborg University. Master thesis shall be in a relevant research area according to the specific position stated here. The candidate should have strong experience in cell and molecular biology. In addition, the candidate should have extensive experience in neurobiology and mitochondrial biology. The applicant should have strong experience in molecular biology techniques that address mitochondrial functions


The employment is full time and temporary, 18 months, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.


For further information regarding the position

Please contact Chandrasekhar Kanduri, Professor,, +46 739 600450


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Closing date: 2021-10-15


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.


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