Lund University, LTH, Institutionen för immunteknologi

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.

The Department of Immunotechnology is hiring an experienced research engineer to the infrastructure UREAD.

Description of the workplace 
The infrastructure UREAD offers a technology and knowledge hub for research on and development of antibodies. It enables the use of technology platforms for development of human antibodies from large in-house developed antibody libraries together with studies of antibody-target, as well as other molecular interactions. Advanced technologies are employed within the department including genomics and transcriptomics, antibody development based on phage display, large-scale mass spectrometry-based proteomics and associated bioinformatics. U-READ is also part of the national infrastructure SciLifeLab's Human Antibody Therapeutics National Facility within its Drug Discovery and Development Platform.

We offer 
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University 

Work duties 
As a research engineer within U-READ platform your main duties are within the domains of antibody engineering and antibody technology. Duties include selection of antibody candidates using our genetic engineering toolbox, incl. use of phage display technology, and to identify unique antibodies for further development. A large part of the work also includes characterizing the binding and biophysical properties of antibodies using various protein and immunochemical techniques. In addition, you will perform gene cloning and protein production to study, functionalize and modify antibodies and develop new modalities for protein-protein interactions. The duties also include documenting and reporting the results of your work and collaborating within and beyond the research environment. As a research engineer within U-READ, you are also responsible for maintaining and developing our technical infrastructures. As we are a part of the university, there are also tasks within teaching and training, such as supervision of students during laboratories.

Required qualifications for the position are:

  • You have a Master's - or Civil Engineer degree, or an equivalent foreign degree, in biotechnology, cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, immunology, or similar area, or a BMA degree with a focus on microbiology, biotechnology, cell or molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and/or immunology.
  • You have solid practical experimental experience in molecular biological work
  • You have solid practical experimental experience in protein purification and characterization
  • You have excellent ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • You have experience in phage display selection.
  • You have experience in alternative in vitro display techniques
  • You have experience in protein engineering
  • You have experience in protein expression
  • You have experience in immunochemical assay techniques
  • You have experience from the pharma/biotech industry
  • You have a proven track record of independent work

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency, and in addition to the mentioned qualifications above, a successful candidate is also expected to meet the following requirements:

 You have excellent teamwork ability and a goal and results-oriented focus. You have excellent problem-solving analytical ability with an independent, structured, and thorough working style You have interest and ability to learn and apply new methods and ways of working You have a high degree of integrity, motivation, and flexibility at work

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
Employment is for an indefinite term with a scope of 100 per cent of full time starting in 05-2023 or by agreement. Probationary employment may be imposed.

How to apply 
Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome with your application! 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/685
  • Mats Ohlin, +46462224322
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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