Postdoctor in Metabolic

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 22 Mar 2021

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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 postdoctoral position at the Department of Physiology. The position will focus on animal physiology as well as cell and molecular biology. 

Subject area

Metabolic physiology.

Subject area description

Studies of hormone secretion in the endocrine pancreas and the impact of metabolic and hormonal secretagogues.

Job assignments

The successful candidate will direct animal studies, which will involve a responsibility for animal husbandry. This will involve establishment of animal models of diabetes (mice as well as drosophila or C. elegans).

Other duties include cell and tissue culture, histological techniques (embedding, sectioning and staining of tissue, immunohistochemistry), molecular biology techniques such as quantitative real-time PCR and transfection, extraction of plasmid DNA, ELISA etc.


To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

A PhD in physiology/metabolism and molecular biology is preferable. 


Applicants are expected to have experience of animal models, animal housing, organ resection and biochemical techniques. Another requirement is documented experience of studies of hormone release from isolated mouse or human pancreatic islets. Of particular importance is solid experience of research in the areas of endocrinology and animal physiology.

We are looking for a motivated individual with interest and experience in research in metabolic physiology and the function of the pancreatic islets.We welcome applications from people with good organizational skills and who can work independently. It is of importance that the applicant is meticulous, has good collaboration skills and is flexible. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 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 Professor Patrik Rorsman, phone;031-786 68 07, e-mail;

Manager in charge is Senior Lecturer/Head of Department Lars-Gunnar Pettersson, phone;031-786 35 07, 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. 

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Closing date: 2021-03-22.

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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