Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
The research group "Integrative Medicine Proteomics" (IMP) develops proteomics techniques to introduce precision medicine strategies in sepsis and to study how circulating antibodies evolve after an infection or after vaccination. The research group works closely with BioMS, a national research infrastructure in biological mass spectrometry, and has access to several modern mass spectrometers such as Oribitraps and TiMS-TOFs. IMP is an interdisciplinary research group with senior researchers, postdocs and doctoral students with expertise in clinical medicine, animal models, cell biology, proteomics and bioinformatics. The research group is located at the Biomedical Center near the Region Skåne University hospital and has access to clinical samples, animal model facilitates and a range of in vitro and in vivo methods.  

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also work with creating good conditions for work/life balance. 
Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
An employment as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited merit employment that should give the employee an early opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher and create conditions for further merit.

The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary research team to advance a recently establish proteogenomics workflow to characterize antibody responses after infection and vaccination. Promising antibodies will be recombinantly produced and structurally and biochemically characterized using structural mass spectrometry methods developed by IMP (Hauri et al Nature communications 2019 and Happonen et al Nature Communications 2019).

Qualification and requirements 
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Other assessments will be done according to the following requirements for the position: 
- PhD in proteomics, mass-spectrometry, systems biology or equivalent-
- Hands-on experience in mass spectrometry analysis, including sample preparation, data acquisition and data analysis.
- Previous experience in bioinformatics coupled to mass spectrometry data.
- Good communicative qualities.
- That you are careful and ambitious.
- That you can work independently.

Additional requirements:
- Previous experience with working with genomics analysis including sample preparation, data acquisition and data analysis.
- Experience in multi-dimensional chromatography

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment limited to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral researcher”) between SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated November 19, 2021.

Further information
The employment is for a fixed term of 2 years, full time.  The desired start date is 2022-05-01, or by agreement. 

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV,  a copy of your doctoral degree and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree 
certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-05-01 (eller enligt överenskommelse)
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/764
  • Johan Malmström, rekryterande chef, 046 222 08 30
  • Sara Skogar, personalsamordnare, 046-222 49 61
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 22.Mar.2022
Last application date 27.Apr.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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