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Postdoctoral Researcher in Bacteria Interactions, Lund University, Sweden

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bacteria Interactions: Lund University is seeking a dedicated postdoctoral researcher to join the group for molecular enzymology at the Biomedical Center (BMC) to explore molecular mechanisms of antiphage defense. This full-time, temporary position, starting on December 15, 2024, or as agreed, is part of the AMBER EU cofund research project and offers an excellent opportunity to work with cutting-edge scientific facilities in Scandinavia and Europe.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Phage-Bacteria Interactions


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:

Molecular Mechanisms of Antiphage Defense


Lund, Skåne län, Sweden


  • Doctoral degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, or a related field.
  • Maximum of 8 years post-PhD experience.
  • At least one original publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written).
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g., molecular cloning, immunoblotting).
  • Competence in phage microbiology, biochemistry, and/or structural biology (cryo-EM or structural bioinformatics).
  • Compliance with the MSCA mobility rule (not resided or worked in Sweden for more than 12 months in the last 3 years).

Job Description:

  • Conduct research on novel antiphage defense systems using bioinformatics, microbiological assays, and molecular characterization.
  • Potentially engage in teaching activities (up to 20% of working time).
  • Participate in university pedagogical training.
  • Collaborate with co-PIs and utilize state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Engage in clinical and biomedical projects, technique development, and data analysis.
  • Contribute to the AMBER project goals and collaborate with European research partners.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should prepare and submit the following documents in PDF format through the AMBER portal:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (Europass format).
  2. Detailed research plan (3-5 pages, max 10 pages).
  3. Letter of Commitment from additional secondment partners (if applicable).
  4. Evidence of English proficiency (minimum CEFR B2).
  5. Draft Individual Career Development Plan (ICDP).
  6. Two reference letters.
  7. Additional supporting documents.
  8. Ethical questionnaire (HE ethics checklist + research ethics commitment).

Candidates can apply for up to 3 positions but must submit a full application for each and indicate their order of preference to the AMBER management at amber@linxs.se.

For templates and additional details, visit AMBER for Applicants.

Last Date for Application:

September 6, 2024, 11:59 PM CEST

Contact Information:

  • Vasili Hauryliuk, Research Group Leader, +46 070 609 0493
  • Sofia Sönnerstedt, HR Partner, +46 046 222 9876
  • Union Representatives:
    • OFR/ST: Fackförbundet ST’s kansli, 046-222 9362
    • SACO: Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
    • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 9366

Published on June 14, 2024.

Lund University values diversity and gender equality and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.




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