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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), multidisciplinary translational research is performed with the overall aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. The research is conducted by MD’s, researchers, PostDocs, Ph.D. students, and biomedical analysts and we are now searching for a researcher to strengthen the research within the field “osteoarthritis” at CBAR.

Job assignments

The overall task will be to study the importance of different genes for the development of osteoarthritis. The work will be based on in vivo experimental animal work and involves planning, performing and analyzing transgenic mouse model experiments focusing on bone metabolism and osteoarthritis. The applicant will also plan breeding and develop methods for genotyping transgenic mouse models. The work includes induction of osteoarthritis in animals, analysis of DNA / RNA / protein, serum analyses and skeletal analyses with X-ray techniques. The applicant is expected to be able to use and further develop existing methods currently used in the laboratory. Evaluation of data using statistical tools will be an integral part of the work. The applicant will also summarize the results for publication in international scientific journals.


The applicant should have a doctoral degree in medicine / biology / pharmacy or another relevant field as well as good experience of preclinical analysis methods. Previous experience of animal experimental work is a requirement and experience of postdoctoral research on osteoarthritis is highly meritorious. As we operate in an international environment, the applicant is expected to have good knowledge of communicating in speech and writing in both English and Swedish. The applicant must be ambitious, thorough, responsible, a quick learner, motivated and enjoy experimental tasks. The applicant must also enjoy learning and mastering new techniques, want to tackle new challenging methods and be able to deliver results. When recruiting, we will primarily assess the general research background (research publications), experimental capacity (advanced methods), experience of working with genetic mouse models and knowledge in relevant areas such as osteoarthritis and the skeleton (publications, presentations, previous experience). Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 21 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: By agreement   

For further information regarding the position

Marie Lagerquist, Deputy Director, +46(0)703-554394,

Claes Ohlsson, Director,


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The application should contain:

• A cover letter giving and a motivation to why you are applying for the position
• CV
• PhD certificate
• Contact details of two references

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Closing date: 2021-12-27


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