About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

About Faculty of Health and Society
Our education and research is conducted with the vision of promoting health and participation. The faculty conducts research that focuses on societal problems and seeks solutions in several fields of research. We develop leading professional education programs that provide healthcare, social work and enterprises with competent staff. Our education and research are located in three locations in Malmö. Read more about the Faculty of Health and Society here.

Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces
The present position will be a part of the large academic research environment at Malmö University, the University spanning research centre Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces (www.mah.se/biofilms). The overall objective of Biofilms – Research Center for Biointerfaces is to produce high quality front line research within the biomedical field, to offer relevant and attractive degree programs, and to maintain good reciprocal relations with partner industries and the public sector. The centre today comprises four research groups (60 researchers) and offers a truly translational network for applied research, in collaboration with regional industry. The centre expertise covers the range from mathematical modelling to clinical sciences.

Post-doc/Researcher position: Neutron Scattering and Selective Deuteration for the Study of Metabolon Formation
The focus of the project will be the structural characterisation of the Dhurrin metabolon reconstituted in proteoliposomes. Metabolons are complexes of membrane bound enzymes, that catalyze the sequential turnover of a substrate to the final product. This requires the dynamic assembly of enzymes into highly efficient biosynthetic types of machinery. The project is highly interdisciplinary, spanning various fields of study, and requires close collaboration with a research group at the University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen is just a short train ride (approx. 30 min) away from the premises in Malmö.

The main tasks of the post-doc will be the following:

  1. Production of recombinant membrane bound enzymes and adaptation to matchout conditions.
  2. Controlled composition reconstitution of proteoliposomes.
  3. 3. Structural determination of the complexes by small angle neutron scattering.

Apart from carrying out research within these areas, the applicant is expected to take responsibility for the maintenance of the instruments involved and to be active by supervising postgraduate students and fellow scientists in the techniques, and also participate in teaching at postgraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the applicant will be expected to take part in applications for external funding to support research activities.

Required Qualifications and Criteria for Assessment of Applicants
Candidates must have demonstrated scientific competence corresponding to a doctoral degree. The ideal candidate has a cross-disciplinary background with general competence in biophysics and molecular biology. Previous hands-on experience in scattering-based techniques at large scale facilities are required for this position (focus on small-angle X-ray/neutron scattering). Previous experience of having worked with proteins and lipids as well as strong analytical skills including the use of molecular dynamics simulations is desired.

For more information contact
Marité Cárdenas, Professor at the Department of Biomedical Science. Phone: +46 725 46 48 19, E-mail: marite.cardenas@mau.se

Instructions to Applicants
You apply through Malmö Universities’ recruitment system by clicking the button “apply/ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 15 January 2019.

The application should contain the following:

  1. A brief summary of scientific, teaching and other qualifications relevant to the position
  2. Attested copies of certificates
  3. Signed list of qualifications (CV)
  4. List of scientific publications
  5. Copies of three of your most relevant scientific publications
  6. References

The form of employment and starting date
Temporary position, one year starting in spring 2019. The position can be prolonged beyond the first year for an additional one to two years.

Trade union representatives
SACO, Ann-Mari Campbell tel: 040-665 74 37
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Carl-Erik Blomberg tel: 040-665 82 89 
OFR/S (ST) Naser Eftekharian tel: 040-665 76 49