Researcher in Rheumatology and Inflammation Research

University of Gothenburg Institute of Medicine



Ref PAR 2021/597


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At the Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, at the Institute of Medicine, the main research areas are inflammation and inflammatory diseases irrespective of whether they are caused by allergies, infections or are autoimmune diseases. The aim is to investigate the underpinning mechanisms behind the inflammation. Several of our researchers also work as senior consultants at the clinics at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, which is a great advantage especially for translational research.

The researcher will be part of Tao Jin’s research group. More detailed information about Tao Jins lab can be found on his homesite.

Job assignments

The researcher will participate the research projects associated with ALF project (ALFGBG-823941, Molecular Etiology and novel therapies for Staphylococcal Joint Infections). S. aureus joint infection is the most common cause of septic arthritis. In Sweden the incidence of septic arthritis is around 1000 cases per year. More than fifty percent of patients have permanent joint dysfunction despite of optimal treatments. So far, it is largely unknown how the joint invasiveness of S. aureus is mediated and what is the inducers of joint destructions in septic arthritis. In this project we aim to develop new therapeutic strategies against septic arthritis through better understanding how bacterial and host factors interplay with each other.

The researcher will plan and carry out experiments that mainly involve septic arthritis in mouse models and be responsible for method development in molecular and cellular biology. The work will also involve some supervision of PhD students in various practical situations.


The following qualifications are required:

  • Have obtained a PhD in medicine.
  • Have experience with mouse models.
  • Experience with several laboratory techniques such as FACS analysis, cell culture, ELISA, Western blot, histopathology, and immunochemistry.
  • Have a background in molecular biology including PCR, RT-PCR, gene cloning.
  • Speak fluent English and have good English writing skill.
  • Capable to work both independently and in a group with flexibility and carefulness.

Great emphasis will be placed in personal suitability.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 24 months Extent: 100 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: As agreed

For further information regarding the position

Tao Jin, Researcher, +46 31-3429716,

Lill Mårtensson-Bopp, Head of the Department, +46 31-3422492,


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Closing date
: 2021-05-17 

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