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    • Stockholm
  • Full time
  • Recruitment
  • 2022-06-09


  • Chemistry
  • Technology


  • Postdoc

Apply by: 2022-08-26

Postdoc in directed evolution of affinity proteins

Published 2022-06-27

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

Design and engineering of new functions and properties of natural and artificial proteins is a growing research discipline with applications in many different areas, as in the development of biological drugs.

The postdoc project is focused on evaluating and establishing a new directed evolution technology as a method for screening of new affinity proteins against the unique collection of human secretory proteins and receptors which have been produced within the CellNova center.

Examples of methods may include: design and construction of combinatorial protein libraries, selection of affinity reagents from cell-expressed protein libraries with MACS and FACS, production and purification of recombinant proteins, biotechnological methods for analysis of purity, secondary structure, thermal stability, biomolecular interactions, cell binding.

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
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Research expertise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Documented practical experience of:

    • Directed evolution methods, e.g. phage, yeast and bacterial display
    • Recombinant production of proteins
    • Affinity chromatography

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.


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.
  • Brief account of 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 at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


Type of employment: permanent position | Contract type: full time | Number of positions: 1 | Working hours: 100 % | City: Stockholm | County: Stockholms län | Country: Sweden | Reference number: C-2022-1249 | Contact: John Löfblom 08-7909659, | Published: 2022-06-09 | Last application date: 2022-06-29

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