Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för biomedicinsk teknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

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 postdoctoral position is linked to the Clinical Protein Science & Imaging group at the division of Biomedical Engineering, where the activity is focused on mass spectrometry-based proteomics and drug distribution analysis on human samples and experimental models. The postdoc will be active in a collaboration with a research group at the Department of Experimental Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, where they generate induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) models to determine pathogenic cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in various neurological disorders. The aim of the research work is to explore the proteomic changes related to Parkinson's disease in patient-specific iPSC-derived brain cells with the support of the recently jointly awarded grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The activities are carried out in our well-equipped laboratories at the Biomedical Center at Lund University.

We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
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Subject description
The main focus of the research is the investigation of proteomic alterations in patient-specific iPSC-derived brain cells in different groups of patients with Parkinson's disease. The research work includes development of methods related to sample preparation, data collection and analysis, with particular attention to multi-omic data integration and analysis.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.
The research includes planning and performing the necessary experiments, managing mass spectrometers (MS), as well as data analysis, reporting, and scientific writing. Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and actively searching for external research funding are also included, as well as administrative tasks related to the position.

Qualification 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. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Documented experience in biological mass spectrometry and MS-based proteomics.
  • Good knowledge in bioinformatics, such as analysis and interpretation of MS-based proteomic data.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English                                   

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Teaching skills

Other qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate
  • Collaborative skills
  • Experience in sample preparation of biological samples for proteomic analysis
  • Experience in performance evaluation of nLC-MS/MS systems
  • Experience in shotgun proteomic analysis
  • Experience in PTM analysis, such as phosphorylation
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and bioinformatics analysis of proteomic data
  • Experience from programming e.g. in R, Phyton, or equivalent
  • Experience in mentoring students and supervising Master's and Bachelor's thesis projects
  • Work experience in a cell lab and/or in the field of neurodegenerative diseases

You should be highly motivated to independently pursue the proteomic analysis of human stem cell-based models, including bioinformatic analysis, within an international and interactive research group, as well as support other ongoing projects within the group.

Consideration will also be given to 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.

Further information
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years from December 1, 2022 (or as agreed). 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 fellow”).

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: Apply for academic positions at LTH

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3167
  • Melinda Rezeli, +46462223721
Published 03.Nov.2022
Last application date 09.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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