Postdoctoral position in Molecular biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry – Sweden

    Postdoctoral position in Molecular biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry - Sweden

    Molecular biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry – Postdoctoral position in bacterial protein phosphorylation, at Mijakovic lab – Sysbio, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

    Deadline to Apply

    June 25, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPostdoctoral position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Molecular biology
    – Microbiology
    – Biochemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceMijakovic lab – Sysbio
    Chalmers University of Technology
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateNot mentioned


    To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry or a related discipline. The degree should generally not be older than three years.
    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 English. 

    We also see that you have: 

    • Strong publication record (1st authorships in peer-reviewed publications).
    • Experience with basic bacteriology techniques, gene cloning, protein overexpression and protein purification.
    • Advanced scientific writing skills, ability to write peer reviewed papers independently.


    • Experience with genetics of Bacillus subtilis.
    • Experience with MS proteomics.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    We are seeking a highly motivated individual, driven by scientific curiosity and capable of driving their own research project independently. The candidate is expected to actively collaborate with other members of the Mijakovic lab. The work will comprise protein biochemistry, genetic engineering, phospho-proteomics and depending on the candidate’s preference, can also include computational modeling of cellular regulation involving PtkA.

    Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may include teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

    How to Apply?

    Please use the button at the top of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

    Documents Required

    The application should be marked with Ref 20210267 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.

    About the project

    The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work on protein-tyrosine phosphorylation in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis. The object of research is the B. subtilis protein-tyrosine kinase PtkA, and the aim of the project is to investigate how this kinase is activated by different protein interactants. The postdoctoral fellow will join a productive interdisciplinary research environment at Chalmers SysBio. For more information about the Mijakovic lab, including our work culture, please visit this website. 

    -The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.


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    Professor, Ivan Mijakovic, SysBio

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    Postdoctoral position in bacterial protein phosphorylation

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