哥德堡大学（瑞典文：Göteborgs universitet；拉丁文：Universitas Gothoburgensis；英文：University of Gothenburg）简称GU，成立于1891年，坐落于瑞典第二大城市、北欧工业中心哥德堡，是一所世界一流综合性研究型大学，中欧商校联盟、Mirai、欧洲大学协会成员。
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The Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts translational research primarily on metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in order to improve health and healthcare in the community. The overall goal is to create an excellent translational research environment of a very high international standard.
Pathological conditions, e.g. obesity, diabetes and myocardial ischemia, are associated with altered lipid and energy metabolism. We are now recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the underlying mechanisms for the altered metabolism, and how this affect function in cardiomyocytes.
Subject area：Experimental cardiovascular research
Subject area description
Studies of lipid metabolism and mitochondrial function in the heart of genetically modified mice. Particular focus on the importance of PCSK9 in extrahepatic tissues.
Isolation and culture of primary cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes isolated from genetically modified mice.
Detailed characterization of mitochondrial function with Seahorse, studies of cardiac function in genetically modified mice, confocal microscopy, global and targeted analysis of gene expression with RNAseq and qPCR, gene silencing in cell culture with siRNA or in genetically modified mice with tissue-specific techniques, protein analysis (Western analysis). Compile and analyze results and writing of manuscripts.
To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.
PhD in a topic relevant to the job assignments. Very extensive experience in cell culture techniques, especially in isolation and culture of primary cardiomyocytes. Methodological expertise in studies of genetic alterations of cellular proteins and gene expression and analysis by qPCR and quantitative immunoblot. Experience of confocal microscopy.
Requirement that applicants have extensive experience of studies on mitochondrial function (Seahorse). Experience of studies on PCSK9 is particularly meritorious. The applicant’s personal suitability is of great importance. Proficiency in English (writing and talking) is a requirement.
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: According to agreement
For further information
Jan Borén, Professor and Head of Department, +46733764264, Jan.Boren@wlab.gu.se
Malin Levin, Head of Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 2021-08-12
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