Assistant researcher in protein synthesis

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Jun 2024

24 May 2024
Job Information

Lunds universitet

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Medical Science
Research Field

Medical sciences » Medicine
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

5 Jun 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Description of the workplace

Our research group at the uses a combination of microbiological, biochemical and structural approaches to study molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis regulation. The research lab is situated at BMC, Lund. In our research group at we strive for a supportive, respectful and stimulating working environment that promotes personal and professional development for all members.

We are now looking for assistant researcher in molecular studies of mechanisms of protein synthesis regulation. This is fulltime permanent position with desired start date 2024-08-01 or according to agreement. Probationary employment might be applied.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We also have a flexitime agreement that provides good conditions for work/life balance.

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

As an assistant researcher your main responsibility will be mechanistic studies of protein synthesis regulation. The successful applicant should have a PhD degree in biomedicine, molecular biology or related subject. Job duties include microbiological, genetic, biochemical and molecular biological investigations of mechanisms of protein synthesis. Supervision of PhD students and undergraduate students as well as preparation of research proposals and manuscripts will also be part of the daily duties. Teaching is also a possible work-related task.


The applicant should have good written and spoken communication skills in both Swedish and English, and be able to supervise both undergraduate and graduate students. Experience in successful supervision of PhD students (as a main supervisor, successful completion of the PhD studies), as well as proven ability to write successful applications for external financing is essential.

Requirements for employment are:
• The successful applicant should hold a doctoral degree in biomedicine, biochemistry, molecular biology or related subject.

  • Publications record in international journals, including those as a last author.
  • Good spoken and written proficiency in English.
  • Experience in the research field of protein synthesis. Experience in analysis of gene expression and RNA metabolism. Practical experience in genetics (e.g. construction of genetically modified cell lines), molecular biology (qPCR, Northern, Western blot) biochemistry (e.g. enzymatic assays), and, specifically, mRNA- and ribosome-related biochemistry (e.g. purification of ribosomes, translation auxiliary factors, reconstitution of ribosomal complexes in vitro, toe-printing, sucrose gradient centrifugation assays, RNA labelling, RNA pull-down, ribosome footprint profiling).
  • Successful supervision of PhD students.

Personal skills are of importance. It is crucial that you are structured in your work and can work independently and have good social skills.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience in teaching, including lecturing, practical and examination.

Further information

This is fulltime permanent position with desired start date 2024-08-01 or according to agreement. Probationary employment might be applied.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a CV and degree certificates.


Research Field
Medical sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Medical sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Lunds universitet

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