Postdoctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering

Lund University Department of Biomedical Engineering

Post-Doctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering with Focus on Single Cell Nanofluidics and Mass Spectrometry

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Dept of Biomedical Engineering

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

Subject description

The position comprises research and development in the field of biomedical engineering with a focus on chip integrated nanofluidic single cell processing and analysis by mass spectrometry(MS)-based proteomics. Using a broad range of micro/nanofluidic techniques, including surface modification, femto-liter fluid control, droplet generation, femto-liter chromatography and reaction chemistry, a cutting-edge platform for performing single-cell protein analysis will be developed. Protein analysis will be performed by direct interfacing of the nanofluidic single cell platform to high end mass spectrometry. The research will also include protocol optimization of the single cell processing as well as technical modifications of the nanofluidic chip to mass spectrometer ion source.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The research activities involve development of protocols for nanofluidic chip integrated single cell processing and interfacing to MS-proteomic analysis.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Nanofluidic chip design, fabrication and operation
  • Protocol optimisation of nanofluidic single cell processing
  • Interfacing of nanofluidic chip to the mass spectrometer source
  • Mass spectrometer operation and proteomic data analysis
  • Collaboration with partners in Taiwan including guest research periods
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Interaction/collaboration with industry partners
  • Teaching at graduate and post graduate level
  • 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, completed no more than three years before the last date 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 mass spectrometry

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

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:

  • Good ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Pedagogic qualities
  • Experience of mass spectrometry-based proteomics
  • Experience of mass spectrometry instrumentation and technology
  • Experience of micro-/nanofluidics and lab-on-a-chip technology

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and 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.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years with aims for extension. 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”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more: http://www.lth.se/index.php?id=71223

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/4296
Contact
Professor Thomas Laurell, thomas.laurell [at] bme.lth.se
Union representative
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
Published 21.Jan.2021
Last application date 26.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET