Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job description

A researcher position is available in the area of biophysics and soft condensed matter. We shall study structural and dynamic properties of concentrated protein solutions as well as their dominating interaction forces, aggregation phenomena and phase transitions. Particular emphasis will be given to monoclonal antibodies and eye lens crystallin proteins.

The researcher will have to use experimental tools to investigate the structural and dynamic properties of various protein solutions up to high concentrations. The experimental methods include a variety of scattering experiments (such as small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron (SANS) as well as light scattering) including the quasi-elastic scattering techniques neutron spin echo (NSE) and neutron backscattering spectroscopy. Our targeted goal is to arrive at an advanced understanding of the link between protein interactions and the dynamics of these proteins in highly concentrated/crowded mixtures.

The candidate will also analyse the data and closely work together with simulators and theoreticians in a concerted effort towards a better understanding of the complex solution behaviour of proteins.

The project will be conducted at the University of Lund, Sweden, at the Division of Physical Chemistry.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD in Biophysics or similar with a strong biophysicochemical background
  • Experience in static and dynamic scattering techniques applied to soft and biological matter
  • Experience in scattering data analysis
  • Experience in collaboration with theoreticians and simulators
  • Experience in neutron (SANS, QENS) and X-ray scattering experiments on protein solutions at large-scale facilities
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy techniques
  • Experience in protein sample handling incl. protein expression and purification

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

Fixed-term employment, full time, from 2021-01 until 2021-12-31

Contact person: Anna Stradner, Professor.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • contact information of at least two references
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-01-01 until 2020-12-31
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3260
  • Anna Stradner, Professor, +46 46 222 82 14,
  • My Geborek, Human Resources Coordinator, +46 46 222 48 53,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 21.Oct.2020
Last application date 04.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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