The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 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 370 employees and approximately 400 million SEK in total assets Job assignments This project aims to decipher how yeast cells manages misfolded proteins, including human disease proteins, through their protein quality control systems (PQC) in different irganelles and how these systems communicate with each other. Further, the project will analyze how cellular aging is affecting the activity of these systems and how this, in turn, may influence the buildup of cytotoxic aggregates, including model disease proteins of human neurological disorders, during cellular aging. Qualifications An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for the position and the documented expertise should be in relevant areas according to the specific position and project description stated here. Postdoctoral experience in the above mentioned areas of research are regarded as important metits. We are looking for a scholar with well-documented merits in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) molecular biology, including genetics and strain constructions. The successful applicant should have experience in microscopy including single-cell analysis. Documented (peer-reviewed original papers) expertise in working with yeast protein quality control/protein aggregation is considered advantageous. Employment The employment is limited (temporary) full-time for 2 years, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed. For further information regarding the position Please contact Professor Thomas Nyström, phone: +4631-7862582, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Unions Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives 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. The application should contain proof of completed PhD. 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. 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.