Institutionen för medicinsk kemi och biofysik

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 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.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics is looking for an experienced research engineer. The position is for 1 year and starting date of the project is in Spring 2019.

About the project
The project is aimed at high resolution scanning of amyloid deposits in human tissues by atomic force microscopy (AFM) with antibody-labeled tip.

Work tasks
Maps of target proteins within pathological inclusions need to be extracted from force curves of antibody-tip interaction by computational procedures. Additional morphological analysis of the obtained protein maps will be implemented during the study.

Successful candidate should have a PhD degree in biophysics, biochemistry or related fields. Experience in the following areas are desirable for this position:

1. The amyloid field
2. AFM principles and bioimaging techniques
3. F
unctionalization of AFM tips and inorganic substrates with biomolecules
4. Immunohistochemistry and optical/fluorescence/electron microscopy.

A documented ability of autonomous scientific research work and skills in writing scientific publications in English is essential. In addition, the researcher is expected to participate in ongoing collaborative research projects.

Your application should contain: (1) cover letter summarizing your research accomplishments and how you will contribute to the research project, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) publication list and (4) names and contact details of 2 referees.

The application should be submitted electronically.

The position is fulltime. The applicant should be available in Spring 2019.

For more information, please contact Professor Ludmilla-Morozova-Roche, Department of Medicinal Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Phone: +46 90 786 5283, e-mail:

Last day to apply: 25 February 2019.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Spring 2019
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-187-19
  • Professor Ludmilla Morozova-Roche, +46 90 786 5283
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 04.Feb.2019
Last application date 25.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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