Ref PAR 2024/171

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.

Research is focused on insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and its different clinical and metabolic consequences. Currently, we focus on the importance of cell senescence and its mechanisms and effects on insulin signaling and action in human metabolic cells. 


Isolate and culture/expand human mesenchymal stemcells human liver cells and also skeletal muscle cells. Perform genetic and epigenetic studies, isolate and characterize senescence-associated metabolites. Perform protein analysis and general laboratory analysis. 


The position requires a doctoral degree. Experience with cell culture and isolation of human tissue cells is necessary. Good experience with genetic and epigenetic analysis required. Experience with cell senescence and its mechanisms, consequences and methodologies used is required. Good experience in speaking and writing english is required.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. We will evaluate ability to work independently, to be flexible and to take initiatives. 


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 

Ulf Smith
Senior Professor

Malin Levin
Head of Department 


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Please enlose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2024-03-04

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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