Postdoc in Neutrophil Glycobiology

Postdoc in Neutrophil Glycobiology

Arbetsbeskrivning

Information about the divison 
The division Chemical Biology at Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Swedene are home to several faculty members, postdocs and Phd:s. The research groups are successful in attracting grants for reseach and among the fields are for ex DNA, Alzheimers, Parkingson, Molecular microscopy, molecular mechanisms of antibiotic action, inflammatory microenvironment and more. The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

This specific research project aims to investigate the function and regulation of glycoconjugates in human white blood cells.

Major responsibilities
The candidate is expected to isolate cells and cell organelles, prepare samples for mass spectrometry analysis, interpret data from mass spectrometry, and perform functional assays of whilte blood cells from patients. Interpretation of data includes identification of glycopeptides and carbohydrates. The candidate should be able to present the results of the research both verbally and in writing, and be a representative of the group at international meetings and conferences. The candidate is expected to work independently with hypothesis generation, hypothesis testing and result analysis, with careful reference to the scientific literature.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

Qualifications
We are looking for a qualified PhD in the field of glycoanalysis and glycobiology, the degree should generally not be older than three years. You should be able to handle modern mass spectrometers and interpret MS data both by hand and with use search engines for protein MS. You are also knowledgeable regarding biology and function of phagocytic white blood cells. You are trustworthy, responsible and committed. Furthermore, you are service-oriented, accurate and able to independently structure and organize your daily work, as well as collaborate with others. We value personal suitability highly.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education. The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English. If Swedish is not your native language, you should be able to teach in Swedish on undergraduate level after two years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200052 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, include complete list of 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)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

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).

Application deadline: 23 February 2020

For questions, please contact:
Anna Karlsson Bengtsson, anna.karlsson-bengtsson@chalmers.se

About The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent. The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health. Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction. The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points: • To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering • To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society • To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists • To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Sammanfattning

  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 januari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 23 februari 2020

Besöksadress

412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg
None

Postadress

Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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