Research engineer, temporary position
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The chemistry research at BMC focuses on issues related to catalysis, molecular recognition, and complex molecular systems structure and dynamics, and the correlation between the presence of chemical compounds and biomolecules with various disease states. There is also a strong research in methodology and technology, including the design and synthesis of small organic molecules and biological macromolecules.
Development of new biochemical and analytical methods are the basis for advanced study of biological systems and their regulation and how diseases can be diagnosed and treated. Scientists with expertise in mass spectrometry and biophysical methods of interaction analysis operate in the proteomics and drug discovery areas. Our Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Facility offers a wide spectra of services where researchers both with and without previous experience of mass spectrometry can put light into new problems. The services of the platform include both routine analysis and development of advanced methods tailored for specific scientific applications. Our facility is placed within the analytical chemistry program which has a long tradition within bioanalysis and mass spectrometry for example.
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One of our employees are going on a parental leave we are therefore looking for a research engineer 100% who is going to operate within our mass spectrometryfacility.
Tasks: The position is available at the Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Facility at Uppsala University. Sample preparation/handling of samples and mass spectrometric analysis according to established routines are important part of the duties. Also parts of the duties are to develop methods in sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry together with researchers. The applicant will participate in laboratory work, data evaluation and report writing. Quality certification of the services is an important part of the duty, for example through development of Standard Operating Procedures.
Qualifications: The applicant should hold a degree from university studies in chemistry/biochemistry/biotechnology or similar. The applicant should have studied protein analysis or have experience of this. It is required that the candidate has experience from working in a service facility or equivalent. You should have laborative experience of sample preparation of clinical and biological samples upfront mass spectrometry and/or experience of working with mass spectrometry and chromatography. In particular, experience of quality certified laboratory work and development of different Standard Operating Procedures are required. Experience of working with electronical laboratory journal is advantageous.
Required personal skills:
- You are good at collaborating and you are a responsible and service-minded person.
- Good ability to work independently.
- Good at communicating in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2019-01-07 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position 5-6 months.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Jonas Bergquist, +46-18-471 3675, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 19th December 2019, UFV-PA 2019/4029.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4029
Last application date: 2019-12-19