Postdoc in Protein Technology

KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

Stockholm, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Biotechnology offers a curriculum that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Biotechnology, integrating theoretical and applied science in undergraduate and graduate courses. The school has six departments with about 300 employees, located at AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm and Science for Life Laboratory in Solna. The Biotechnology research within the school is internationally well recognized.

The ”Chemical Protein Engineering” research group at the Division of Protein Technology works primarily with chemical modification of proteins and development of affinity-based protein analysis methods and therapeutic applications. The group has an open position in a multidisciplinary project in medical biotechnology.

Job description

The aim of the project is to develop new technologies for detection of biomarkers in cancer diagnostics. The job involves production, modification, and characterization of biomolecules, coupling of proteins and nucleic acids to sensor surfaces, and assay development. The job may involve supervision of Ph.D. students and Master’s Thesis students in the project.


The successful applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, or a related subject. The applicant should have experience from cloning, recombinant protein expression, and bioconjugation techniques for functionalization of biomolecules with reporter groups or immobilization on surfaces. Experience from biomolecular interaction analysis, e.g. SPR-based biosensor analysis or protein array technologies, and protein analysis methods, e.g. mass spectrometry and HPLC, is valued. The applicant should have good communication skills and be good at presenting both orally and in writing.

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