Göteborg University

Göteborg University

Postdoctor In Neurochemistry


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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers 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 Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology conducts neurochemical research aimed at identifying and studying pathophysiology and pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases.

Subject area


Subject area description

The research group is focused on the development of novel biofluid-based biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson's disease, and frontotemporal dementia.

Job assignments

The position is focused on the development and validation of novel biofluid- based biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases through mass spectrometric and immunochemical analysis, with specific focus on standardization of measurement of neurofilament light polypeptide (Nfl). The successful applicant will also supervise masters and PhD students, participate in conferences, apply for research grants, teach in PhD student courses, and similar activities. We are looking for a colleague who is highly motivated, scientifically independent and creative, as well as capable of and interested in contributing to an interdisciplinary team environment.


The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made.

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher for this position, the applicant should hold a PhD in analytical chemistry, neuroscience, medical research, biomedical technology or similar.


To qualify as a Postdoc, the applicant must have completed a Swedish doctoral degree or must have a foreign degree corresponding to a Swedish doctoral degree. Relevant scientific backgrounds include analytical chemistry, biochemistry, neurochemistry, or similar disciplines. Theoretical and practical knowledge of mass spectrometric measurement techniques is desirable.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed.

Contact information

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Researcher Johan Gobom, phone: +46 730 229 028, e-mail: [email protected]

Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, e-mail: [email protected]

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www. gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply


Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2024-02-28

Information for International Applicants

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.

Job details


Postdoctor In Neurochemistry


Göteborg University




February 08, 2024

Application deadline

February 28, 2024

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