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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, invites applications for a researcher position at the Department of Physiology.

The researcher will work in a research project to study synaptic plasticity and network activity in rodent brain slices from healthy animals, as well as in the context of neurological pathologies such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and ageing. 

Job assignments

The work involves electrophysiology in different animal models and in vitro systems. The candidate is expected to participate in the leading of a research project and to create a strong research program within the field of neuroscience with focus on synaptic signalling and plasticity as well as network function using electrophysiological methods in neuronal disease models. In addition to leading research with high international quality, the candidate is also expected to teach and supervise master students and PhD-students.


The candidate must hold a PhD degree in animal physiology or neuroscience. Being an associate professor in neuroscience/physiology, with extensive experience in teaching and supervision of master and PhD-students is an additional merit. The applicant is required to have experimental and research experience in electrophysiology, in particular patch-clamp but also microelectrode array (MEA) recordings, in primary rodent brain tissue as well as human iPSC-derived neuronal cultures. Prior knowledge in pharmacology (e.g. ketamine and other open-channel blockers) and animal behaviour is advised. Knowledge regarding analysis of electrophysiological data, proteomics, immunocytochemistry and microscopy/imaging is an additional merit. Ability to independently process data and write scientific publications is essential, as is the ability to work independently. Proven ability to establish academic collaborations is a strong merit. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 5 months, 20% 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 Eric Hanse, phone;046031-7863510, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Senior Lecutrer/Head of Department Lars-Gunnar Pettersson, phone;004631-786 35 07, 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: 2021-10-29.

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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