School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

We are looking for a research engineer to join the research group of Emma Lundberg at KTH. The group is conducting front line research in the field of spatial proteomics, cell biology and computational image analysis using machine learning. The aim is to map the localizations of human proteins in cells and tissues, to understand variations in protein localization over time and between single cells, and to analyze how changes in protein localizations contribute to functional deviations and human disease. One part of the research group is responsible for the subcellular section of the open access database The Human Protein Atlas (HPA,

The research group mainly use antibody-based methods for localizing proteins in cells and tissues. You will be working with cell culture and immunofluorescence (ICC-IF) to study the detailed subcellular distribution of proteins in organelles and other structures at single-cell level. You may also work with multiplexed methods for immunofluorescence (mIF) to study the distribution of proteins between different cell types in tissues, using technologies like CODEX/Phenocycler. For imaging, you will use different versions of fluorescence microscopy. The job assignments will also include basic qualitative and quantitative image analysis.

You will be employed at the institution for Protein Science, which is part of the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) at KTH. The swedish part of Emma Lundberg’s research group is based at Science for Life laboratory in Solna, which is a national center for large scale Life Science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. A second part of the research group is based at Stanford University in California.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • A position within the rapidly growing field of spatial proteomics at Swedens largest infrastructure for Life Science

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, biomedicine, or similar fields
  • Knowledge and experience of laboratory techniques in biotechnology, molecular biology and/or cell biology
  • Excellent knowledge in English since this is needed in your daily work.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Experience in immunostaining of cells and/or tissues
  • Experience of fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience of image analysis using eg. CellProfiler
  • Programming experience in R and/or Python

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. We are looking for someone who is reliable, collaborative, and communicative. You need to be able to work independently, actively contribute to problem solving, and to help move projects forward. It is commendable if you are well organized and thorough. As an employee at KTH, awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality, is required.

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Personal letter about your previous experience, personal competencies, why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months, with access according to agreement.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-0511
  • Ulrika Axelsson,
Published 20.Mar.2023
Last application date 21.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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