Researcher in therapeutic antibody development at SciLife

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 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

The job includes the following main tasks:

Lead antibody projects within the platform which includes:

  • lead a project group consisting of members from the platform and external collaborators
  • be responsible for planning, execution and follow up of activities
  • effective and transparent communication of plans and results within and outside the platform
  • contribute in the lab by performing activities such as in vitro selection and binding and biophysical characterization of selected candidates
  • identify and evaluate optimization of antibody candidates to improve functional and biophysical characteristics

Explore and evaluate novel disease modifying mechanisms based on protein protein interactions

The position offers excellent opportunities for innovation and development since our ambition is to deliver antibody candidates that is at par with industry standards.

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 be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • PhD in biotechnology, cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or immunology.
  • Proven track record of independent work demonstrating skills in molecular biology, protein expression, purification and characterization
  • Demonstrated experience from phages display technology
  • Demonstrated experience from protein engineering
  • Excellent ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing since this is needed ih the daily work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in project leadership
  • Experience in alternative in vitro display techniques
  • Experience in protein expression using different systems
  • Experience from the pharma/biotech industry
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency, and in addition to the mentioned qualifications above, a successful candidate is also expected to meet the following requirements: 

  • Excellent teamwork ability and a goal and results-oriented focus.
  • A high ability to adopt new methods and ways of working
  • Excellent problem-solving analytical ability with an independent, structured, and thorough working style
  • A high degree of integrity, motivation, and flexibility at work

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must include:

  • Personal letter and 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.
  • 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 until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
    The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

    Other information

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    Type of employment: Permanent position
    Contract type: Full time
    First day of employment: According to agreement
    Salary: Monthly payment
    Number of positions: 1
    Full-time equivalent: 100%
    City: Solna
    County: Stockholms län
    Country: Sweden
    Reference number: C-2022-1705

  • Anders Olsson,
  • Per Arvidsson,
  • Published: 2022-11-11
    Last application date: 2022-11-30

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