Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a national centre for education and research in biomedical engineering. Our work is guided by the needs of the healthcare sector and is carried out in close collaboration with hospital clinics and the biomedical industry.

Our aim is to be a catalyst in the biomedical engineering innovation system of the future - an arena for leading international researchers and teachers, where new knowledge is created and disseminated. By integrating biomedical research, healthcare and the business sector, we help improve people’s quality of life worldwide. Read more at https://liu.se/en/organisation/liu/imt

We are looking for a research engineer for laboratory work within the department of Biomedical engineering.

Your work assignments 
You will be part of a research project aiming to map metabolism in human liver and fat tissue, and to understand how the metabolism is changed in patients with metabolic disorders like diabetes and fatty liver. Your work will consist of cutting liver tissue with vibratom, culture liver and fat tissue ex vivo in different conditions (with different nutrients, hormone levels, etc), and perform measurements of metabolites and proteins. You will be part of a research group which includes specialists in metabolism, modern mass-spectrometry, and mathematical modelling. Data from your experiments will be used in projects for building mathematical models of liver and fat metabolism, with the long term goal of better diagnosing and treating metabolic disorders.

Your workplace
You will work at the Division of Biomedical engineering, in the system biology research group. IMT has a close collaboration with the medical technology industry and medical clinics we work to meet the needs in healthcare. Since 1972, we have been a national center for research and graduate and undergraduate education in medical technology. 

Your qualifications
We are looking for someone who has a diploma in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical analysis, or similar. You should be experienced in laboratory work, particularly culture cells and tissues from animals and humans. We also believe that you have experience in common biochemical measuring methods, such as protein quantification, ELISA and blotting methods. You are probably used to working in a group, conscientious and efficient at organising your work, good at communicating in written and spoken English, and learn new methods easily.

Form of employment
100% for one year.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at the latest August 18th, 2021.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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