Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description

Biotechnology involves the industrial use of living organisms, or parts of them, to produce food, pharmaceuticals or other products. Research at Lund is both broad and extensive. Important areas include the development of environmentally adapted chemicals, studies of enzymes produced by microorganisms that live under extreme conditions, the separation of biomolecules, genetic engineering, and the culture of microorganisms and control of biological processes. Molecular-biological studies are included in many of these areas of research.

Work duties

The main duties involved is to conduct research, although teaching may also be included.

This post-doc position is a part of the H2020-project Virus-X project. The tasks involve cloning, production (in selected recombinant systems), purification and analysis/characterization of virus proteins identified and selected in the Virus-X pipeline, to be combined with analysis of the genes to optimize the production output. The post-doc will also take part in reporting results in relation to the deliverables and milestones defined in the Virus-X project, and in supervision of the PhD-student employed in the Virus-X project. Actively collaborate with academic and industrial partners in the project. In addition to the tasks, specified above, some supervision of a PhD-student, and degree projects related to the research may be included.

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD in Biotechnology or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Experience in recombinant protein production
  • Experience in protein purification by chromatographic techniques
  • Experience in work using DNA interacting proteins and proteins from bacteriophages

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 1 year.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:



Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/764
  • Eva Nordberg Karlsson, +46462224626
Published 19.Mar.2019
Last application date 09.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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