Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, kemiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The researcher will have to use experimental and theoretical tools to investigate the structural and particularly the dynamic properties of lens protein solutions and mixtures. The experimental methods include phase/state diagram studies and a variety of scattering experiments (such as small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron (SANS) as well as light scattering) including the quasi-elastic scattering techniques neutron spin echo (NSE) and neutron backscattering spectroscopy. Our targeted goal is to arrive at an advanced understanding of the link between protein interactions and the dynamics of these proteins in highly concentrated/crowded mixtures. In order to reach this goal, the successful candidate will also have to measure, identify and quantify contributions from internal protein dynamics and disentangle them from the overall translational and rotational protein diffusion.

The project will be conducted at the University of Lund, Sweden, at the Department of Physical Chemistry.

Required qualifications:

- PhD in physics with a strong biophysicochemical background

- Experience in protein and colloid science

- Experience in protein dynamics (experimental and theoretical)

- Experience in scattering techniques (neutron, X-ray, light) applied to soft and biological matter

- Experience in neutron backscattering techniques applied to protein solutions

- Experience in Fourier-Transform-IR spectroscopy of protein solutions

- Experience with Python, C, Mathematica, Matlab, Linux, LaTeX

- Experience in theory of stochastic processes and phase transitions

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae with a cover letter describing their motivation. The CV and cover letter should be written in English.


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2017-11-01, 1 year employment
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2704
  • Anna Stradner, Senior University Lecturer , +46 46 222 82 14;
  • My Geborek, Human Resource Officer, +46 46 222 95 62;
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 04.Sep.2017
Last application date 18.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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