Postdoctor in Neuroinflammation

Ref PAR 2022/596

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 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.

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 postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. At the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, neurochemical research is focused on identifying and studying pathophysiology and pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases as well as neuroinflammation. We offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment. 

Subject area


Subject area description

Investigation of neuroinflammatory processes in neurodegenerative disease and viral infections.

Job assignments

The successful applicant will be leading an ambitious research project and be responsible for execution of the research plan, and coordination within the project group. The project involves advanced stem cell culturing, CRISPR/Cas9, virus infection, qPCR, flow cytometry, protein analysis, and method development. 


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.


The applicant must have documented knowledge on and experience of research on neurodegenerative diseases and/or neuroinflammation. The candidate should be self-motivated, well organized, and should have several first author publications in areas relevant for this position. We are looking for an enthusiastic person who combines technical expertise with excellent communication skills. A prerequisite is that the applicant has significant and well-established experience of both standard methods and more advanced methodology in cell biology and immunology. Great emphasis will be placed on previous experience with stem cell culture and/or other advanced cell culture techniques. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100% 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 Researcher Stefanie Fruhwürth, phone: +46 725 184 402, e-mail:

Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, 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. 

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Closing date: 2022-05-17


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. 

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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