Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Institutionen för immunteknologi
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.
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.
The employment mainly involves research related to proteomic analyses of
post translational modifications (PTM). The project is a collaboration
between Magnus Jakobssons research group at the Department of
Immunotechnology, Lund University, and Börje Sellergrens research group at the
Department of Biomedical sciences, Malmö university.
The project strives to develop and characterize new affinity agents for
enrichment of proteins and peptides carrying PTMs for analysis by mass
spectromery. Börje Sellergren has expertize regarding the development of
molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for enrichment of PTM containing
peptides. Magnus Jakobssons group has complementary expertize regarding
analysis of modified peptides by quantitative mass spectrometry. The project
is anticipated to be carried out to a degree of 50 % at Lund university and 50
% at Malmö university.
Research concerning mass spectrometry at the deaprtment of Immunotehcnology
is linked to the infrastructure Proteoforms@LU. Proteoforms@LU contributes
advanced liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) equipment, as well
as experience concerning preparation of samples for analysis. Used protocols
often include different affinity based methods, particularly enrichment of PTM
containing peptides. Proteoforms &LU works widely with PTMs but focuses on
methylation and phosphorylation. A main focus of the infrastructure is further
development of automated sample preparation for reprodcible and large scale
The work duties encompass e.g.:
Development of new MIPs for affinity enrichment of PTMs for analysis by
Sample preparation using various protocols and subsequent LC-MS analysis.
Analysis of data correpsonding to the above.
Possibility to supervise degree students and PhD students.
Possibility to apply for external resarch funding.
Administration relatd to the tasks above.
A PhD degree in a relevant subject such as biochemistry, cell biology, or
Proficiency in English.
Experience in development of PTM MIPs.
Experience in enrichment and analysis pf PTMs.
Experience with automated sample preparation for mass spectrometry.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications
Programming and statistical analysis with Python, R, or similar.
Regard will be taken to cooperative ability, drive and independence as well as
how the applicant through his, or her, experience is judged to complement and
strengthen ongoing research at the department and contribute to its future
Terms of employment
The position as researcher involves employment to the degree of 50 % at
Lund university and 50 % at Malmo university.
Instructions for applications
The application shall be written in English and contain:
CV and list of publications.
A general description of earlier research and planned future research
(max 3 pages).
Contact details for at least two references.
Copy of PhD degree diploma as well as potential other documentation the
candidate wishes to have considered.
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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 PA2021/2880
Magnus Jakobsson, 0735 25 47 00
Börje Sellergren, 040-6657810
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 23.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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