The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree to consolidate and develop primarily their research skills.
The applicant will be involved in genetic engineering (e.g. synthetic gene synthesis, PCR and molecular cloning), developing biological (plants, probiotic bacteria) production platforms for plant hemoglobins (PHbs) and testing the resulting candidates for the quality and quantity of protein production. The applicant will also be involved in purification and evaluation of the produced PHbs in vitro and in vivo (in cell and animal models), using conventional techniques such as FPLC, SDS-PAGE, and immunoblotting. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the other academic and industrial partners within the project.
Those qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree in a subject matter relevant for the position or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree. The degree is to have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, a person who has been awarded their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, positions of trust in a trade union or other similar circumstances.