Senior Research Engineer at the Protein Expertise Platform (PEP) 

Umea University
December 02, 2022
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Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Umeå University offers a position at the Protein Expertise Platform (PEP) at the Department of Chemistry (https: // www. ). The PEP is a core facility that provides different services, such as cloning, expression of recombinant proteins and high quality protein purifications. The primary aim of the PEP is to serve academic research groups at Swedish universities, however, universities outside Sweden and companies will be considered as well. The PEP is part of the Protein Production Sweden (PPS), a national infrastructure that offers protein production in various expression systems, such as E. coli , baculovirus/insect cells, yeast cells, plant cells and mammalia cells. PPS is also concerned with solving challenging protein expression problems and the development of new protein production methods.

Tasks The tasks within PEP will emphasize work on setting up and handling of plant cell suspension cultures, as well as various plant cell adopted cloning methods (T-DNA), plant cell transformation with Agrobacterium, protein production with focus on plant proteins. In addition practical laboratory work will also include protein production in E. coli , protein purification, documentation, and preparation of materials for sale. Communication and problem solving in consultation with users is an important part of daily work.

Qualifications We are looking for you, who is highly motivated, has a PhD exam in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent. Previous work experience with cloning, protein production, and chromatography is a requirement.

The position requires the ability to work plan independently. It places high demands on accuracy, responsibility and service mindedness. As part of PEP, you also need to be able to work with several tasks in parallel and find laboratory work enjoyable and interesting.

As English is used in all documentation and, to a large extent, in communicating with our customers, good knowledge of English as well as excellent communication skills and teamwork is a requirement. Technical skills and personal qualities will be of great importance for the application.

Experience of sterile technology and work with plants, plant cell suspensions, yeast or mammalian cells is highly meritorious. Postdoctoral experience is also a merit. Publishing activity in the field is meritorious.

Application The application should include:

  • A personal letter, where you present your specific qualifications and motivation for why you are applying for this particular position (Max 1 A4).
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of PhD
  • Contact information for two reference persons
  • The application must be received via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than the 2nd December 2022.

    Condition The employment is full-time and is permanent, a probationary period may be applied. Starting date: January 2023 or as otherwise agreed.

    Information For further information, please contact: assoc. professor Uwe Sauer, mobile phone: 070-635 1803, e-mail:

    Welcome with your application!

    Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.

    We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

    Type of employment Permanent position

    Contract type Full time First day of employment January 2023, or otherwise agreed Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-1733-22 Contact

  • Uwe Sauer, 070-6351803
  • Union representative

  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
  • Published 11.Nov.2022 Last application date 02.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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