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 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 Regulation of tumor immunity in a model for intestinal cancer. Mechanistic studies of the immunoregulatory function of NKT cells in the ApcMin/+ model for colon cancer. The studies will include breeding and analysis of different genetically modified mice, cell sorting and transfers, flow cytometry analysis, immunofluoresence and a diversity of molecular biology and cellular immunological methods. Total mRNA analysis and bioinformatics analysis are also included. The project also encompasses typing and responsibility for breeding and crossing of strains of genetically modified mice. Qualifications Doctoral degree and post-doc experience relevant to the job assignments is a requirement. The candidate should have strong expertise in immunology, in the area of NKT cells, immunoregulation and tumor immunity. Required skills include extensive experience with mouse models and genetically modified mice, flow cytometry analysis and sorting, cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Bioinformatics expertise is a bonus. Candidates must be proficient in oral and written English, have excellent communication skills, be team oriented, pro-active and results driven. Employment The employment is limited (temporary) for 8 months and full-time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed. For further information regarding the position Please contact professor Susanna Cardell phone: +46-31-786 6228, E-mail: 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. Please send a cover letter, a CV including a list of publications, a summary of past research, and contact information for two referees. 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.