Lund University, LTH, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
Description of the workplace
The post doc position is positioned at the division for Nanobiotechnology
where the key activities are directed towards microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip
technologies. The division holds a frontier position in acoustofluidics
research with focus on both fundamental fluid physics in acoustic fields and
life science applications of acoustofluidics (https: // bme.lth.se/research-
pages/nanobiotechnology-and-lab-on-a-chip/). The research is closely linked
to the medical faculty within both preclinical and clinical queries, with a
goal to develop new technology for sorting, manipulation and analysis of cells
and other biological particles. The research is performed in laboratories both
at LTH and at the Biomedical Center at Lund University. The department also
hosts an infrastructure resource to support the development of microfluidic
and lab-on-a-chip systems for research groups at Lund University.
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get
particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee
Work at Lund University.
The position comprises research and development in biomedical engineering
with a focus on microfluidics and clinical acoustophoresis. Specific focus
will be put on the development of a microsystem for blood plasma and blood
cell separation with minimal impact on cell survival and evaluation of the
blood plasma quality for clinical diagnostics.
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research.
Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20 % of working hours.
The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher
education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the
independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further
The research activities involve performance evaluation of acoustophoresis
devices and research within and development of protocols for clinical
processing of blood using acoustophoresis.
Detailed description of the work duties, such as:
Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
Actively seeking external research funding
Collaboration with industry and wider society
Administration related to the work duties listed above
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a
PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject
of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met,
must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be
given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the
last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can
have been completed earlier.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Very good knowledge of microfluidic cell separation.
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The
position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the
applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and
potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research
skills within the subject.
For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the
A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
Pedagogic and communicative skills
Experience of blood cell separation and analysis
Experience of blood component analysis
Documented experience from microfluidic system design and manufacturing
Documented experience from acoustophoresis system design and operation
Experience of computational fluid modelling
Experience in 3D-CAD and 3D-manufacturing
Experience of flow cytometry
Independence and ability to collaborate.
Consideration will also be given to how the applicant's experience and skills
complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they
stand to contribute to its future development.
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of
employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om
tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term
employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).
How to apply
Applications are to be submitted via the University's recruitment system.
The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your
interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The
application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any
other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade
transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”
Welcome with your application!
LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9
000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international
standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting
our courses to current needs.
We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2022/985
Johan Nilsson, 046-2227532
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 10.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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