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Postdoctoral fellows in yeast as a model for age-related proteop
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Subject area

Yeast as a model for age-related proteoptahies.

Subject area description

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.

Job assignments

The postdoctoral project consists of research and supervision. The research entails in-depth analysis of yeast PQCand protein aggregation using molecular, genetic, and biochemical tools. Microscopy including single-cell, as well as, ensemble analysis is a prominent part of the assignment. The project will also include the construction of new yeast strains suitable for microscopic analysis of protein aggregation and new genetic screens.


An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at the University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since a position as postdoctor aims to give new holders of the doctorate the opportunity mainly to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years counting from last date of application.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


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.

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.


The employment is temporary, two years, and full time with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine.

For further information:

Regarding the position please contact professor Thomas Nyström, +46 31 786 2582,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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 application should contain:

* A cover letter giving a brief description of previous research experience, and a motivation to why you are applying

* A CV including a list of publications

* Proof of completed PhD

* Contact details of two references

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2018-06-04

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.

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