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 Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our research and education focuses on a deep understanding of chemical and biological processes in cells and in the environment.

We address important societal issues such as antibiotic resistance, cancer, brain diseases, environmental problems and climate change. In this way, we contribute to achieving the UN's global goals for sustainable development in the areas of good health and well-being, sustainable energy for all, sustainable cities and communities, and combating climate change.

The department is an international environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and education, and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top ranking in life science.

The department is responsible for postgraduate education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry, biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as prescription education. The department collaborates with various societal actors such as schools, business and authorities. The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has around 200 employees. We are located in central premises both on Campus Johanneberg and on Campus Medicinareberget in Gothenburg.

Prof. Margit Mahlapuu’s research group is focusing on studying the molecular mechanisms and new treatment strategies of type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and related complex metabolic diseases with high unmet medical need.

Job assignments

The work description includes experimental work related to translational studies combining experiments in cell culture, human tissue samples, as well as genetically modified animal models combining the molecular biology tools with physiological assessments.


The successful applicant must have educational background (bachelor level as a minimum) with biotechnology or related, with knowledge of techniques and methods which are used within molecular biology research.

Merits are previous knowledge in relation to sectioning, staining and histomorphological analysis of tissue samples with the focus on liver and aorta is an advantage. Previous experience with cultured mammalian cells is also considered advantage as well as excellence in techniques such as qRT PCR and Western blot.


The employment is a time-limited position for 6 months on fulltime (100%) placed at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology in Gothenburg. Starting by the end of March 2022.


If you have questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Professor Margit Mahlapuu,


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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. The application shall include:
-  CV
-  Personal letter
- List of references
- Copy of exam certificate

Closing date: 2022-02-04 


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.

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