Postdoctoral position in Biomedical Engineering with focus on clinical acoustofluidics

Lund University


June 10, 2022


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: // 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.

We offer Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

Subject description 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.

Work duties 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 development.

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
  • Qualification requirements 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.

    Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good knowledge of microfluidic cell separation.
  • Assessment criteria 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 assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Pedagogic and communicative skills
  • Other qualifications:

  • 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.

    Further information 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.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/985 Contact

  • Johan Nilsson, 046-2227532
  • Union representative

  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 13.May.2022 Last application date 10.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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