Principal research engineer in Neurobiology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical program, the speech and language pathology program and the biomedical program. For more information about the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, please follow:

We are looking for a Principal research engineer in Neurobiology.

The position
Your future tasks will mainly be laboratory and include basic work with cell culture, including work in cell culture rooms and handling of cell lines, stem cell culture and differentiation, as well as cell mutagenesis and transfection. Other possible duties include, after completing internal training for handling of laboratory animals, operating on frogs and handling frog eggs.

The person we need
We are now looking for someone who has a PhD in a field relevant to the position, as well as documented experience of laboratory work with sensitive living material such as cell lines. The position also requires previous experience in advanced cell culture (stem cell culture, differentiation and cultivation of cardiomyocytes) as well as experience in molecular biology techniques such as transfection, cell mutagenesis and cloning. We also see that you have previous experience of supervising students.

Previous experience in handling frog eggs is seen as meritorious.

The position requires very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.

You should be self-motivated, structured and take responsibility for your high-quality work. As a person, you are confident and you can solve problems on your own with the help of creative thinking and careful analysis. You find it easy to collaborate with others and can communicate with those around you through a responsive approach. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

The workplace
You will work at the Division of Neurobiology (Neuro) , in Fredrik Elinder's , Sara Liin's and Antonios Pantazis' research groups, which conduct world-leading research in molecular ion channel physiology. The groups consist of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who are located in the same corridor and have a close collaboration. You will have the opportunity to participate in weekly research seminars that are open to all employees. The working time is estimated to be divided equally between the three groups, however your immediate boss will be Fredrik Elinder.

Read more about our research here .

The employment
Full time, permanent employment.

Starting date as soon as possible, by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries.

More information about employee benefits is available here .

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants .

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 13 February 2023.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities .

We look forward to receiving your application!

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