Postdoc in Glycoscience

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Job description

Fish and fishery products play a critical role in global food security and the nutritional needs of people around the world. Global supply of fish has grown steadily in the last five decades, however, in recent years, supply has been more variable, mostly as a result of disease-related problems caused by pathogenic microorganisms.

The project aims to find new ways to control diseases in farmed fish by identification and characterization of key proteins potentially involved in the infection process. The knowledge gained will also be used for disease control strategies by developing new anti-oomycete drugs.

The tasks associated with the position include developing and analyzing high qualitative research and meeting aims of the project. The project involves research communication with other collaborative members of the groups in Sweden and abroad. The candidate is also expected to participate in collaborative writing of high-impact papers summarizing the results achieved.

What we offer

  • International workplace.
  • A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
  • Colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH


Applicants should have a PhD degree in a subject relevant for the research, such as cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or microbiology. The doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree should have been obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Candidates should have excellent knowledge of English and have the ability to express it in both spoken and written form.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Experience of handling, maintaining and working with various pathogenic oomycetes or other pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Experience of cloning, expression and purification of proteins in various hosts.
  • Experience with in-silico and in-vitro characterization of proteins, including enzymatic characterization.

Merit skills

Working experience with genomics, Crispr-cas9, and RNA-Seq data analyses.

Personal abilities

We would like the candidate to be autonomous, be able to take initiatives and have a personal and professional maturity. Additionally, we would like the candidate to have good communication skills and to have the ability to cooperate, as well as having a strong analytical and problem solving ability.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Research expertise
  • Educational ability
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Teamwork
  • Independence

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage .


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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

Temporary employment for 1 year with the possibility of extension for 1 more year. Start date according to agreement.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours: Full time
Salary: Monthly salary
City: Stockholm
Reference number: C-2020-1246
Published: 2020-06-30
Last application date: 2020-07-09


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