Postdoc in Applied Bioconjugation Chemistry

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

Job description

The research group at the Department of Protein Science focuses on chemical modification of proteins for the development of affinity-based analytical methods for medical applications. The group aims to recruit a new postdoc for a cross-disciplinary project with the overall objective of developing new methods for cancer diagnostics. The position involves production, modification and characterization of biomolecules, with an important part being the development of molecular reagents by conjugation of antibodies and other affinity proteins to DNA and nucleic acid analogs, such as PNA. The project involves recombinant production of proteins, solid phase synthesis of PNA, enzymatic modification of proteins, immobilization of proteins and nucleic acids on sensor surfaces, biophysical characterization of biomolecules, and evaluation of new molecules in cell systems. The job may involve supervision of students working in the project.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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Qualifications

Requirements

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency and we expect you to be good at teamwork as well as showing independence.

Preferred qualifications

The candidate should have a doctoral degree and demonstrated research expertise in biotechnology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, or an adjacent field. You should have experience of bioconjugation techniques for functionalization of biomolecules. You should also have good knowledge about different methods for the analysis of biomolecules, such as mass spectrometry, HPLC, or CD spectroscopy. We prefer that you have experience in molecular biology work, recombinant protein production, and analysis of biomolecular interactions. Experience of solid phase peptide synthesis and work on nucleic acid analogues is highly commendable. It is also commendable having shown educational ability and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality

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Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of your future goals and why you want to conduct research. Max one page long.

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

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

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.

Others

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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: Månadslön
City: Stockholm
Reference number: C-2020-1536
Published: 2020-09-10
Last application date: 2020-09-30


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