Postdoc in Affinity Proteomics

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 03 Feb 2020

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) is one of the five schools of KTH and a strong constellation for research and education in the broader areas of health, environment, energy and materials.The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health conducts research and education in areas that cover several global challenges. Among them are the need of sustainable energy, health and aging population, climate change, sustainable production and working life, food production and clean water.

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, ) is a national center for large-scale life science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. At SciLifeLab, multidisciplinary research is carried out based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and system biology. The goal is to enable Swedish researchers to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms in order to map molecular mechanisms related to health and the environment. Examples of thematic research areas that are currently being processed within SciLifeLab are clinical genomics/proteomics, cancer genome and the genomics of complex diseases as well as ecological and environmental genomics.

Job description

The general aim in the group is to carry out global and large-scale analysis of autoantibody repertoires within health and disease and thereby creating an increased understanding of autoimmune diseases. The goal of the position is to create the conditions for and conduct a global analysis of a large amount of previously generated large-scale data from autoantibody profiling under the heading "Autoantibody repertoires in health and disease explored through meta-analysis"

The position include participation in the research group's work in the Division of Affinity Proteomics at the Department of Protein Science, KTH Solna campus and SciLifeLab. This includes the development of research networks, further development of their own scientific skills and independence, and active participation in education at all levels. Assistant supervisors of doctoral students and or postdoctoral fellows may be included.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.



  • A doctoral degree in biotechnology, bioinformatics, cell- and molecular biology or similar (or an equivalent foreign degree), obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.
  • Documented and extensive experience of handling, visualisation and analysis of large-scale multi-dimensional biological data sets
  • Good capability to communicate and present science in speaking and writing in English.
  • Good understanding for and experience of experimental affinity proteomics

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Scientific skills.
  • Educational ability.
  • Cooperative skills.
  • Independence.

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Fixed term employment /temporary contract 31 03 2021.

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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