Researcher in Biomedicine

University of Gothenburg Institute of Biomedicine

Researcher

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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.

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 440 million SEK in total assets.

Job assignments

Mitochondria contain their own genome that codes for several subunits of the respiratory chain. We have developed in vitro techniques to study mitochondrial DNA replication with purified proteins. We are now hiring a researcher to study the function of the mitochondrial replication and transcription machinery in vivo and in vitro. In the planned work, the molecular consequences of disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial replication and transcription factors will be analyzed. The work will include expression, purification, and characterization of proteins in recombinant form. The successful applicant will also work with cloning, in vitro mutagenesis, and study DNA replication and transcription in reconstituted systems with radiolabelled nucleotides.

Qualifications

PhD within Life Science or Medicine is required. The candidate should have a solid scientific background, with a strong publication track record. Documented experience in all abovementioned methods and tasks is a prerequisite. Previous work with mitochondrial DNA replication in vitro and in vivo are considered advantageous. The work involves extensive collaborations and good teamwork skills are important. Prerequisites for the position is that the candidate is fluent in English (both spoken and written). A major emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for two years and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact Professor Maria Falkenberg. Tel: 031-7863444. E-post: maria.falkenberg@medkem.gu.se

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How to apply

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The application should contain proof of completed PhD.

Closing date:2021-05-14.

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.

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