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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. The laboratory of Dr. Andrei S Chagin, which belongs to CBAR, is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow with focus on bone biology.

Subject area

Skeletal biology

Subject area description

We are working on different aspects of cartilage and bone biology from evolutionary and developmental biology to physiology and regenerative medicine.

Job assignments

The postdoctor is expected to drive scientific projects, to learn the methods in the lab as well as independently establish new techniques and technologies, to coordinate ongoing collaborations both within and outside the team and to instruct students and other scientists in the team. The work involves being able to plan, perform, analyze and document experiments and to communicate the results both within the department and to the greater research community. The duties furthermore include actively taking part in research meetings, handling mouse colony and tissue biopsies and contributing to the smooth running of the local research environment.


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.


You must have a PhD in laboratory medicine / biotechnology / molecular biology / biology / pharmacy or in relevant subject. English in speech and writing is a requirement. 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. When recruiting we will primarily assess your general research background (high-quality publications), experimental capacity (advanced techniques), extensive experience with genetic mouse models and confocal microscopy, and bone-related knowledge (publications, presentations, previous experience). Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


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

For further information:

Andrei Chagin, Senior Lecturer,

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


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How to apply

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: 2021-10-27


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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