Postdoctoral position in biochemistry

Updated: 23 days ago
Deadline: 24 Sep 2021

Published: 2021-09-02

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Department of Chemistry – BMC conducts research and education in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and organic chemistry. More than 100 people work at the department. New employees and students are recruited from all over the world and English is the main working language. The department is located at the Biomedical Centre in Uppsala, which facilitates collaborations with research groups in biology, pharmacy, medicine and SciLifeLab and gives access to advanced infrastructure for experimental and theoretical studies. You can find more information about us here .

A position as a postdoctoral researcher in Biochemistry is available in the group of Prof. Ylva Ivarsson ( ) in the programme of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry-BMC. You can find more information about us here

Project description: The research in the Ivarsson lab aims to elucidate protein-peptide interactions. In this project we will identify interactions between target proteins and peptides through phage display and characterize interactions through biophysical methods. The project is in collaboration with a company.

Duties: You will conduct research at full time, and potentially help supervising younger students. The position will include expression and purification of recombinant proteins, phage display, affinity measurements, and crystallization. You may also be involved in some bioinformatic analysis. The position will include summarizing results and presenting them through oral and written presentations, including manuscript writing.

Requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctor you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology or related fields. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. 

You should have a strong background in protein biochemistry and hands on experience of phage display experiments. We attach great importance to personal qualities such as such as the capacity to work independently as well as a part of a bigger group. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English.

Additional qualifications: Experience of expressing and purifying protein, and conducting affinity measurements.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2021-10-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to central collective agreement.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor, Ylva Ivarsson,, +46 18 471 4038.

Application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least three reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) relevant publications. The application should be written in English.

Please submit your application by 24 September 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3266.

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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/3266

Last application date: 2021-09-24

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