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 Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts translational research primarily on metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in order to improve health and healthcare in the community. The overall goal is to create an excellent translational research environment of a very high international standard.

We now want to recruit a postdoctor to analyze large amounts of data in clinical trials, and to study lipid metabolism with stable isotopes.

Subject area

Medical bioinformatics

Subject area description

Analysis of large amounts of data from clinical studies and kinetics studies of lipid metabolism. Particular focus is on postprandial lipid metabolism and on studies that clarify how unusual genetic variants affect lipid metabolism.

Job assignments

Statistical analysis, bioinformatics, and multicompartment analysis postprandial lipoprotein metabolism in kinetic studies with stable isotopes.


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.


PhD in a topic relevant to the job assignments. Extensive experience in statistical analyzes, bioinformatics, and multicompartment analysis (SAAM II) of kinetic studies with stable isotopes are requirements for the postdoc position. The applicant's personal suitability is of great importance. Proficiency in English (writing and talking) is a requirement.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: According to agreement  

For further information:

Jan Borén, Professor and Head of Department, +46733764264,

Malin Levin, Head of Department,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

How to apply

Personal letter, CV, name and address to 3 personal references, and copy of relevant exam.

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.

Closing date: 2021-12-09


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.