Postdoc position in Sweden, Chalmers University of Technology 2020

PhD & PostDoc

Designation/Position- Postdoc position in Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden invites application for Postdoc position in Sweden from eligible and interested candidates 

About- The postdoc will work in the Chemical Biology division at Chalmers, which comprises 5 independent research groups and approximately 35 co-workers, spanning research topics from DNA biophysics and protein biochemistry, to cell- and molecular biology of disease and drug delivery.

The research project, in the group of Elin Esbjörner, concerns the characterisation of extracellular vesicles (EVs), which are communication carriers and macromolecular transporter entities with important functions in our bodies. The Esbjörner group has recently developed new and powerful single-particle methods to study EVs and other biological nanoparticles, in close collaboration with the Westerlund lab in Chemical Biology and groups in Biological Physics. We now aim to apply these methods to sensitively analyze cell-derived EVs, in order to explain their physical and molecular heterogeneity and to explore sub-populations. The aim is to better understand how the physicochemical and molecular characteristic of EV dictate their functions, focusing on uptake and processing by recipient cells. Moreover, we aim to explore how the properties of EVs can be harnessed for drug delivery, in RNA applications, and towards personalized medicine applications.

Research/Job Area- Biotechnology, biochemistry or related subject.

Project Title-Biological nanoparticle analysis

Location-  Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden


  • To qualify for the position you must have a PhD in biotechnology, biochemistry or related subject.
  • The degree should generally not be older than three years.
  • You must also have documented experience of working with biological nanoparticles (such as EVs, exosomes, viruses or similar).
  • Good knowledge of fluorescence microscopy, and basic experience of culturing human cells.
  • You must have experience from using Matlab, similar programming software or language, and documented skills in written and oral communication (exemplified by at least one first author publication and oral presentations at conferences).
  • Good communication skills in English is a requirement.
  • Experience of immunohistochemistry, optical spectroscopy, and single molecule techniques is a merit.

Job/Position Description- 

  • The announced position is a 100% research post.
  • The major responsibility of the postdoc is to setup and carry out own research projects in the Esbjörner research group, focusing on single EV analytics using nanofluidic devices and fluorescent microscopies.
  • The postdoc will also harvest EVs from cultured human cells and explore EV-cell interactions using confocal microscopy and live cell imaging.
  • The postdoc will work in a highly collaborative environment, participating in as well as leading team projects involving other group members as well as Chalmers internal and external academic collaborators.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as a postdoc is to pursue research in line with the project, to publish and present scientific articles, and to take part in group discussions. In addition, you will contribute to PhD and master student co-supervision, and very minimal teaching.

How to Apply- 

The application should be marked with Ref 20200202 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, including list of technical skills (with level of experience) and publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
Maximum 2 pages, describing:
Previous research experience and motivation why you are interested in the advertised post.

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Last Date for Apply– 15 May 2020

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