Lund University (LU)

Research Engineer in mass spectrometry-based proteomics

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

An exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer is available immediately in the Proteomic Hematology group of Dr. Jenny Hansson at the Division of Molecular Hematology of the Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University, Sweden. The Lund Stem Cell Center is a strategic center of excellence in life science, with a strong international position in the area of blood stem cell biology. We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious research engineer with a strong background in mass spectrometry-based proteomics to join the laboratory of Dr. Jenny Hansson. We have recently installed an Exploris 480 mass spectrometer which we aim to use to it’s full potential to answer complex biological questions within the research group as well as within Lund Stem Cell Center and Medical Faculty.

Apart from the responsibility for maintenance of the Exploris 480, the research engineer will design experiments, prepare samples for mass spectrometric analysis and apply advanced mass spectrometric approaches to exciting stem cell research. The research engineer will have liberty to try innovative approaches and is expected to implement and improve methods within especially cellular proteomics. The research engineer will work in close collaboration with the other members of the research group. The research engineer will also communicate with and report to collaboration partners.

The research engineer is expected to follow the development of mass spectrometry-based proteomics by frequent attendance to international conferences and workshops. We offer the opportunity to do cutting-edge research and be part of a stimulating scientific community within a world-renowned blood and stem cell research environment that fosters collaboration and innovative thinking.

Master of Science in technical biology, analytical chemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine, cell biology, or similar.

The applicant should be well experienced with mass spectrometry-based proteomics, including:
- Practical experience with preparation of biological samples for mass spectrometric analysis
- Good theoretical knowledge in advanced mass spectrometry
- Experience with modern quantitative proteomic analysis
- Basic knowledge in bioinformatics, with emphasis on analysis of proteomic data

Good verbal and written communication skills in English are required for consideration, as well as a good sense of order in a research laboratory. The applicant should be responsible, quality conscious, structured as well as have a good cooperative ability and willingness to learn new things. Emphasis will be put on personal suitability for the position.

- PhD in proteomics
- Practical experience in trouble shooting, maintenance and service of LC and mass spectrometric equipment
- Experience with analysis of post-translational modifications
- Experience with data independent acquisition
- Familiarity with immunopeptidomic analysis
- Programming skills
- Knowledge about chemical handling and laboratory safety

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Duration: 2 years with possibility for extension
Application: Apply through Lund University website

Last day for applying: 2019-12-12

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