Postdoctoral fellow in Biological Physics

The University of Gothenburg, Department of Physics
September 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg focuses its research within the fields of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Spintronics, Complex Systems as well as Biophysics. The education programs include Bachelor and Master programs in Physics, teacher-training programs, as well as outreach courses in Physics aimed for the general public. A close collaboration with the other departments within the Faculty of Science and within Gothenburg Physics Centre creates an innovative environment for our researchers and students. For further information about the activities at the Department of Physics, please visit our website at

The position concerns biological physics research at the Department, concentrated towards using and optimizing microfluids in mammalian cell studies, in particular, for development of organ-on-chip technology. However, there will also be possibilities to continue initiated colloboration projects dealing with cancer cells migration and metabolic oscillations in mammalian cells on single-cell level.

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The primary working tasks cover everything from mastering cell culturing (mammalian stem cells, primary cells and cell lines), runninng biological assays and optimizing cell staining protocols, to microfluidic device fabrication and image analysis. Some of the techniques for cell functionality used are live/dead staining, immunocytochemistry, ELISA and mass spectrometry to mention a few. Cell imaging using fluorescense microscopy and other optical readouts are also commonly utilized.

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