Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Post-Doctoral Position in Biophysics

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Application deadline: 30 Nov 2013

A postdoctoral research positions is available from the beginning of 2014 in the biomolecular dynamics group of Dr. Gergely Katona at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Research and graduate education at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular biology comprises a wide scientific field from the atomic and molecular levels all the way through cells to intact organisms. Much of the phenomena studied here impact on our natural environment and living systems.

In the framework of an ongoing program supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the postdoctoral fellow will develop tools for studying diffuse scattering in protein crystals. The postdoctoral research fellow will join an interdisciplinary research team investigating the effect of high frequency radiation on proteins and living organisms. The project is part of a collaboration between groups at Chalmers University of Technology and the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg.

A strong technical background is required, including demonstrated experience with analysis and modeling of X-ray scattering processes. Candidates for the postdoctoral position are expected to be proficient in coding/scripting (e.g. python, C/C++, shell scripting) and capable of participating in code development. In-depth understanding of X-ray scattering processes is required. Knowledge of the biological field or experience in laboratory work is an advantage, but not essential. Previous experience with infrared spectroscopy and the Comsol Multiphysics package is an advantage. Good communication skills both oral and written English is a requirement.
An achieved doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor at University of Gothenburg. The doctoral thesis shall be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. The postdoctoral fellowship is primarily aimed at applicants who have obtained their doctoral degree in the last three years.

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience. The position is initially available for one year and may be extended upon positive evaluation by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
The application should include curriculum vitae, publications, a cover letter explaining your research interests and fit for the position and other documents that you wish to include. Please also include two personal references (name, email and phone number).  The application should be sent to Dr. Katona (