Researcher in biochemistry and cell biology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
February 20, 2023
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Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (https: // www. is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and is responsible for both undergraduate and postgraduate education, and conduct research in the subjects of anatomy and histology, physiology and biochemistry. The department has a major educational responsibility for the veterinary and animal nursing programs but also other bachelor's and master's programs. The teaching and research areas ranges from molecular and cellular mechanisms to the structure and function of entire animals. At the biochemistry section, our research mainly focuses on protein biochemistry in relation to cancer, nucleotide metabolism and biomaterials (spider silk). The biochemical laboratory is equipped with instruments for the production, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins. Furthermore, there is a cell culture laboratory and equipment for mechanical characterization of materials. The department is located in Uppsala.

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To conduct high-quality research and teaching in biochemistry and cell biology. The employment initially consists of 50/50 in research/teaching, but in the long term the time for research is affected by external funding. The teaching takes place in the form of lectures, group work, laboratories, and supervision of bachelor and master degree projects. The work may also include other duties contributing to the development of the department's, faculty's and university's activities.


The applicant must have a university degree relevant to the job and have a doctorate degree in biochemistry, biomedicine, medicine, biotechnology, molecular biology, structural biology or cell biology. Experience in recombinant protein production and purification, as well as characterization of recombinant proteins using commonly used biochemical and biophysical methods is advantageous. The applicant must be fluent in both spoken and written English. For non-Swedish speaking applicants using Swedish as a working language is expected within two years. The applicant must have good ability to work together with students, teachers, researchers and other university staff. References may be requested. It is advantageous to have experience in teaching at university level and great importance will be placed on the applicant's scientific publication in areas that are relevant to existing biochemical research at the department, as well as on the applicant's research plan.The position is offered to the person who, after a qualitative overall assessment, is considered to have the best conditions to carry out and develop current tasks and contribute to a positive development of the department.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU may apply probationary employment.



Starting date:

According to agreement.


Your application must contain CV, merit documents including degree certificate, a research program of a maximum of three A4 pages (including references), complete publication list with the five most important works marked and a personal letter of a maximum of one A4 page.

We welcome your application no later than 2023-02-20, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.


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