Ref PAR 2023/26

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.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them. The Institute is composed of the following four departments:

  • The Department of Infectious Diseases
  • The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.

Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Biomedicine, Department Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Mucin Biology Groups is recruiting a researcher. The laboratory uses English as the main language of communication and proficient in spoken and written English is essential. The Mucin Biology research groups currently comprises around 25 researchers and this PI has 7 researchers, see also


The respiratory system has a complex mucus system based on two different mucins. This project addresses the specialized cells that form mucus and their function in normal and diseased lung. The project uses mouse models for mucus formation similar to chronic lung diseases. The project specifically studies the gene expression in the lung cells with so-called single cell methodology and sequencing of RNA/DNA in sorted cells. Knowledge to perform morphological analysis with RNA-scope technology is also a prerequisite.

The work is to independently carry out projects that treat the normal and pathological organization and the accumulation of mucus in the lungs. Own research under some guidance.


A PhD degree in a relevant field with extensive experience of work with cell sorting, single cell technology, RNA/DNA sequencing and bioinformatics analyses as well as morphological analyzes. Particular emphasis is placed on the ability to independently manage the project and compile data, especially bioinformatics. Particular emphasis is also placed on the ability to independently prepare and analyze lung tissue sections under microscopy. Great emphasis is placed on interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.


The employment is full-time and limited (temporary) to 2024-01-31 with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Gunnar C. Hansson. Phone: +46 (0)31-786 3488, +46 (0)709 490 005. Email:


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The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-01.

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