Postdoc Position in Physiology, Pathology – Experimental Kidney Disease – Sweden

    Postdoc Position in Physiology, Pathology - Experimental Kidney Disease - Sweden

    Postdoctoral position in experimental kidney disease is available at the Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology, The University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    May 27, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoc Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Medical sciences
    – Kidney physiology and pathology
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceInstitute for Neuroscience and Physiology
    Department of Physiology
    The University of Gothenburg
    Contract Period3 Year
    Starting dateASAP


    • 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
    • The applicant must have a PhD degree and is expected to have a scientific productivity of high quality with publications as first author in internationally renowned journals
    • The applicant must have an extensive background in the field of experimental kidney research with bioinformatics and/or cell and molecular biology expertise
    • Experience in in vivo studies is an advantage.
    • The applicant is expected to plan, conduct and analyze experiments in an independent manner and to actively contribute scientifically to the group and to coordinate the project between the different partners
    • The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and be prepared to travel between the different sites where the research groups are located
    • Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The global incidence of kidney disease is rapidly increasing. Regardless of initiating event, kidney disease may result in death of kidney cells and if unchecked this process ends in acute or chronic kidney disease. We currently lack specific treatments for most forms of kidney disease. This projects aims at further characterization of kidney function and cellular mechanisms thereby enabling novel treatment principles for kidney disease.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE button mentioned above.

    Documents Required

    Please enclose PhD certificate with the application

    About Research project

    The project will involve multiomics, bioinformatical investigation of large cohorts as well as a broad cellular and molecular techniques applied to the increasing the understanding of kidney function in health and disease.

    The candidate will be employed at the Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology and will be included in the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine (WCMTM). The candidate will be a part of a collaboration between Professor Jenny Nyström and Professor Martin Johansson at the Institute of Biomedicine at University of Gothenburg together with Professor Pernille B Laerkegaard Hansen, Dr Kevin Woollard and Dr Lisa Buvall at AstraZeneca in Mölndal and Cambridge, UK. The project team has expertise in kidney function in health and disease and collaborates with world leading experts in the field. The candidate will be able to utilize this network within the project. The current project has a clear translational focus and the candidate will have access to all environments and techniques available at the collaborative partner locations.

    About the Department

    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 postdoctoral position, at the Department of Physiology.


    • The candidate will use a broad repertoire of cell and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, transfection and expression systems to validate the in silico-detected signaling pathways relevant to disease development and progress.
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    Professor/Head of Institute Jenny Nyström
    Tel: 0706274750

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    Postdoctoral position in experimental kidney disease

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 28th, 2021 (GMT+9)