Researcher in Physiology
University of Gothenburg Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology


Ref PAR 2021/838


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 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 researcher position at the Department of Physiology.

The researcher will work in a research project investigating how the autonomic nervous system can regulate inflammation and thereby development of cardiovascular diseases.

Job assignments

The researcher will work in a project investigating how autonomic nervous system can regulate inflammation and thereby development of cardiovascular disease. The project involves human material and data, as well as different in vitro systems. The job assignments involve study design, preparation of tissues (human and mouse) for flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and molecular biological analysis, compiling data including statistical analysis, applying for funding and writing and submitting scientific papers. Emphasis will also be placed on experience of analysis of GWAS data and SNP analysis.


The successful applicant must have a PhD degree in the field of medicine, biology or other relevant area, as well as a master degree in bioinformatics. The successful applicant should have in depth knowledge regarding Unix, Pyhon and R, as well as, statistical analysis and SPSS experience.

The applicant is required to have research experience in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Very good ability to independently process data and write scientific publications is essential, as is the ability to be flexible and able to work independently. Experience of collaborations with other research groups is a merit. Pervious awards and received external funding is a strong merit.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 3 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 Maria E Johansson, phone;+46 31 786 3556, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Professor/Assistant Head of Department Holger Nilsson, phone;031-786 35 18, 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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Closing date: 2021-06-28.

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.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


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