Researcher in Neuroscience and Physiology

University of Gothenburg


Ref PAR 2021/358


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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 researcher position in the field of neuroendocrinology at the Department of Physiology. 

Job assignments

The scientific activities include experimental molecular biology studies and in vivo studies that aim at exploring the neurobiological mechanisms important for food intake related behavior and hormonal regulation of such mechanisms. The employee will design and conduct experiments in line with the project objectives. Tasks include planning and implementation of experimental studies, as well as analyzing, and processing the results statistically and to produce scientific reports. It is expected that the applicant will present the results at international conferences. Additional tasks include teaching and administration.


Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, eg Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Neuroscience or Nutrition. Experience in experimental surgical methods for central administration, good knowledge in immunohistochemistry and experience in behavioral studies are important. In addition, knowledge of general molecular biology techniques such as techniques to explore changes in gene expression, eg, in situ hybridization, microarray, taqman array is advantageous. A well-established understanding of neuroanatomy is also advantageous. The applicant is expected to use English in the research environment.

In the assessment, emphasis will be placed on relevant experience of experimental in vivo studies including central administration as well as studies investigating behaviours linked to appetite, and/or in-depth knowledge in the field of research. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 12 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 Suzanne L Dickson, phone;+46 (0)31-786 35 68, e-mail; 

Manager in charge is Senior Lecturer/Head of Department Lars-Gunnar Petterson, phone;004631-786 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. 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: 2021-04-14.

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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