Assistant Researcher in drug-related problems in the elderly

Lund University
February 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:fixed term position
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Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper Malmö

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Description of the workplace

The research group for Family medicine and community medicine conducts research in drug-related problems in older adults. Research has been at the forefront in this area for many years. The research group is led by Professor Patrik Midlöv and includes both research and technical staff. This position will be placed at Clinical Research Centre in Malmö. More information can be found here.

Within the research group we value a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relation to each other, we strive for a work place that is experienced as developing and stimulating for all co-workers. We constantly work to create conditions for job satisfaction, development and participation for all co-workers. We value both for the physical as well as the organizational and social working environment.

What we offer Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flextime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance.

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Work duties and areas of responsibility

This research project aims to explore the fundamental mechanisms behind the drug-related problems with a focus on drug-induced liver injury in the elderly patients who take multiple medications and supplements. This project features altered drug metabolism, metabolic incompetence, detoxification enzymes capability profiling, drug-drug interactions, and how it related to the clinical outcomes.

As an assistant researcher, you will use a wide range of computational techniques, including docking, chemoinformatics, homology modeling and refinement, molecular dynamics simulations, and computational enzymology, to characterize the offending agent and study molecular mechanisms behind the superscription medications, OTC drugs, and herb and dietary supplements.


The following qualifications are required:

  • A PhD degree in computational biology or related fields
  • Very good knowledge of the computational enzyme methods including QM/MM, EVB.
  • Strong expertise in both protein structure modeling and small molecule docking
  • Experience in toxicity prediction
  • Strong programming/ scripting skills
  • Several years of research experience with similar work duties
  • We are looking for someone who is independent throughout the whole research process, is highly motivated and has good co-operation skills.
  • Further, the following are considered a merit:

  • Experience of Dock3.7, Modeller and Molaris.
  • Very good knowledge both in written and spoken English.
  • Further information The employment is for a full-time fixed term position of 4 months, starting date according to agreement.

    How to apply

    You apply for the position via the University's recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV with a list of publications, a general description of previous research work, a copy of your doctoral degree and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

    The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

    The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty's strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

    The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

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    Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Malmö County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/222 Contact

  • Patrik Midlöv, prefekt, forskargruppschef, +4640391363
  • Linnea Gard, personalsamordnare, +4640391071
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, [email protected]
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 24.Jan.2023 Last application date 07.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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