Göteborg University

Göteborg University

Research Assistent


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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.

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 340 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.


    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 research assistant to study the function of the mitochondrial replication machinery in vivo and in vitro. In the planned work, the molecular consequences of disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial replication 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 in a reconstituted system with radiolabelled nucleotides.


    A Master's degree or completion of a 4-year university program in a relevant subject such as Chemistry or Biology. Documented experience in all abovementioned methods and tasks is a prerequisite. Previous work with mitochondrial DNA replication and experience from scientific work at leading international research institutions are considered advantageous. The work involves extensive collaborations and good teamwork skills are important.

    Prerequisites for the position is that the candidate displays strong personal motivation, and is fluent in English (both spoken and written). A major emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.


    The employment is full-time and limited (temporary) for 5 months with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

    Contact information for the post

    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Professor Maria Falkenberg. Phone: +46 (0)31 7863444. E-mail: [email protected]


    Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www. gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande


    To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. 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.

    Applications must be received by: 2024-02-28

    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.

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    Research Assistent


    Göteborg University




    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 28, 2024

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