Researcher

Ref PAR 2024/98

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 researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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.

Pathological conditions, e.g. obesity, diabetes and myocardial ischemia, are associated with increased lipid accumulation in the heart. Elevated levels of myocardial lipids are associated with cellular and tissue dysfunction, and are believed to contribute to reduced heart function. We are now recruiting a researcher to investigate the role of cardiac lipids for cardiomyocyte function. 

Duties 

Cardiomyocyte isolation and culture, perform calcium imaging and contractile cardiomyocyte assessments, studies of heart function with genetically modified mouse strains, work with confocal microscopy, gene analysis with qPCR, gene silencing, protein analysis. 

Qualifications 

PhD in relevant subject. Significant experience with cell culture techniques, in particular with isolation and culture of primary cardiomyocytes. Expert knowledge and experience in calcium imaging is a requirement. Methodological expertise with genetic alterations of cell protein and gene expression and their analysis with qPCR and quantitative immunoblotting. Experience with confocal microscopy. The applicant’s personal suitability is of great importance, such as independence, initiative and cooperation skills. 

Employment 

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 11 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg
First day of employment: According to agreement 

Contact information for the post 

Malin Levin

Head of Department

malin.levin@wlab.gu.se 

Unions 

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande 

Application 

Personal letter, CV, name and address to three personal references, and copy of relevant exam.

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Applications must be received by: 2024-02-14

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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