Research Engineer in organic electrochemical biosensors

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 12 Sep 2022

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.

Job description

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.

We are offering a research engineer position based in the Organic Bioelectronics team within the Herland Lab Group at the Division of Nanobiotechnology at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). In this project, we are developing an electrochemical biosensor based on ”organic electrochemical transistors” technology that will be applied to the enzymatic sensing of small molecules. The work is highly interdisciplinary, including materials synthesis, device fabrication, and integration of recognition elements into the device configuration to fabricate a biosensor. It will address several research challenges, from the chemistry of the new materials to device fabrication, and biosensor development. The project is application-focused, developing a fully functional biosensor for real sample analysis.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH .

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  • Education/qualifications. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline area, such as polymer materials and engineering.
  • Expertise. You have demonstrated laboratory research experience in electrochemistry, enzymatic biosensors, enzyme immobilization, and organic electrochemical transistor-based sensors.
  • Communication. As a person, you are meticulous and goal-oriented and like to take responsibility. You have a strong ability to take initiative and run projects. You have good communication skills and command of the English language.
  • Behavior. You have a history of respectful and professional behavior and attitudes in a collaborative environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with and understanding of electrochemical techniques associated with the characterization of polymers and sensors.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, plus the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
  • We appreciate your collaborative abilities as well as awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 6 months, with access as soon as possible, or according to agreement.

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