Biomedical Scientist

Ref PAR 2022/1715

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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.

The normal gut microbiota represents at least 50% of the cells in the human body. By combining clinical and gnotobiotic animal models we have demonstrated that the gut microbiota affects our physiology and metabolism. We are now looking for a technician to manage the routine microbiological work in the research group.


To manage the group’s bacterial strain library including archiving of new strains. Prepare and develop new culturing media as well as culturing of anaerobic bacteria. The applicant will also isolate new strains by using aerobic and anaerobic methods and thereafter characterize these strains metabolically. She/he will also participate in DNA extractions from different biospecimens for metagenomics analyses.


It is a requirement that the applicant has great experience in maintaining a culture library and deposit strains to culture collections. The applicant should have significant experience in microbiology at ‘BMA’ level and have documented experience of culturing and isolation of bacteria. It is a requirement to have worked with anaerobic bacteria, especially using Coy chambers, and have experience in preparing and developing culture media. It is a merit with experience in characterizing bacteria metabolically, with particular focus on anaerobes ability to degrade carbohydrates through fermentation as well as worked with bioreactors.
The applicant is expected to be able to collaborate well with other scientists within a larger team, to be accurate and responsible and being able to express themselves in English in writing and speech.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


Type of employment: Permanent, an initial probationary employment of 6 months may be applied Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: According to agreement. 

Contact information for the post 

Fredrik Bäckhed, Professor +46(0)31-342 78 33,

Malin Levin, Head of Department,


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Degree certificate and certificate of identification as a biomedicinsk analytiker issued by Socialstyrelsen must be attached to the application.

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Applications must be received by: 2022-12-29

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.

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