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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.
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.
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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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Postdoc in Applied Bioconjugation Chemistry|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||September 11, 2020|
|Application deadline||September 30, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Biotechnology,   Organic Chemistry,   Biochemistry,   Molecular Biology  |