Associate Researcher

Associate Researcher


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 450 million SEK in total assets.

The research group studies Epstein-Barr virus mediated transformation of haematological cells. The group use blood samples from patients to study the immortalization process and immunogenicity of viral genes.

Job assignments
The associate researcher will be given responsibility to carry out the practical work for multiple projects within the group and supervise students in these projects. The duties will include extraction of immune cells from clinical blood samples and developmend of assays for measuring cell-mediated immune response.

The applicant should have a Master’s degree in a relevant subject and research experience in immunology, microbiology with focus in immunology, haematology or oncology. The applicant should have experience working with flow cytometry, FACS-sorting of cells, cell-immune assays and tissue culturing. A background in haematology and experience of teaching and supervision of students is preferred.

The employment is part time 50% and temporary, 18 months, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position
Please contact Ka-Wei Tang. Phone: +46(0)31-342 46 95, e-mail:

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Closing date: 2022-02-07

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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  • Arbetsplats: Göteborgs universitet
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Deltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 18 januari 2022
  • Ansök senast: 7 februari 2022


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