Postdoctoral researcher in Cell Biology at Örebro universitet / Örebro University

The School of Medical Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Cell Biology for a fixed-term appointment.

Subject area

The position is in Biomedicine.


Inflammation constitutes a critical component of many common diseases, such as cancer, mental illness, autoimmune disease, metabolic diseases, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Current research reveals a profound lack of a mechanistic understanding of different forms of inflammation, and how these constitute specific or general interactions with common diseases. The current position is part of a larger project (X-HiDE) aimed at using a systems biological approach to investigate inflammatory mechanisms.
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The project will use in vitro models to generate highly resolved data of inflammatory events, which in turn will be modelled into in silico models. The project is transdisciplinary and includes collaboration with business partners in the Life Science/Pharmaceutical industry. This project is hosted by the Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Center (iRiSC) at Örebro universitet, and iRiSC will be the main affiliation for the position. Örebro University is one of the most expansive universities in Sweden, and was most recently placed as number 75 when Times Higher Education ranked the young universities in the world, and as number 30 when looking at the citation rate per se.
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Duties and responsibilities

The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons, who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop primarily their research/artistic skills. The applicant will be responsible for developing, maintaining, designing, and conducting wet lab experiments using different in vitro models (cell- and tissue models) relevant for inflammation. The applicant will also analyze inflammatory markers, using conventional techniques such as ELISA, qPCR, and flow cytometry. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with system biologists and bioinformaticians.


Eligible for the appointment as postdoctoral researcher are applicants holding a doctoral degree in biomedicine or in related subject areas.

Assessment criteria

General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills, and an ability to cooperate as well as to perform the duties well with high quality and suitability. Particular importance shall be attached to the qualities enabling the candidate to contribute to the future development of both research and education. A demonstrated ability and desire to pursue an academic career is also of importance.
In addition, experience of cell culture techniques is crucial, preferably within tissue models. The applicant should also have documented experience with above stated applications (ELISA, qPCR, flow cytometry). Previous research within inflammation, immunology and inflammatory diseases is preferable. Since the project will be conducted in close collaborations with other professions and non-academic partners, a cooperative mindset is of great importance. The applicant should also be highly organized, able to meet deadlines, have a clear sense of responsibility, and be goal oriented.


The position is a full-time position for a fixed term of two years, with the possibility of applying for an additional third year. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For more information, please contact Drs. Alexander Persson or Daniel Eklund +46-19-30 2411 and +46-19-30 1460, respectively, or professor Eva Särndahl, +46-19-30 3684
Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.
For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • An account of research/artistic qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be reviewed.
The application deadline is September 1, 2020. We look forward to receiving your application!
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As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.
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