Chemist for development of nanoparticles
The successful candidate will join our core team and work with the development and implementation of our nanoparticle (NP) platform. We work in a multidisciplinary environment where chemistry, physics, biology, fluidics, and software meet. Your main responsibility will be the development and characterization of the NPs for bioassay applications with focus on NP synthesis, coating, and characterization. You will also work with the bioassays in order to successfully adapt the NPs for successful biomolecule probing.
Plan, execute, organize, and report research
Development and synthesis of NPs
Development of NP coatings to enable biomolecule probing
Develop characterization methods for NP and surface analysis
Perform routine synthesis, coating, and characterizations of NPs
Skills & Requirements
We are looking for a candidate with high levels of energy and a solution-oriented mind-set with background in synthetic & colloidal chemistry. The right person is an initiative taker with high standards, keen attention to detail and meticulous in both design and documentation. You have a hands-on approach and enjoy spending a significant time in the lab. The candidate fits into a start-up environment by being flexible and seeks to find efficient ways to reach goals and milestones. You have:
PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular diagnostics
Expert in synthesis, purification, and characterization of nanoparticles
Experience with synthesis of quantum dots is highly regarded
Experience with nanoparticle & surface characterization methods such as SEM, TEM, DLS, Z-potential, FT-IR, XRD, UV-VIS and similar
Experience with fluorescent imaging techniques
Experience with biochemistry and hybridization assays
Experience developing novel molecular diagnostics methods
Strong laboratory skills and hands-on approach
Fluent in English with strong communication and presentation skills
Organized, meticulous, detail-oriented and data driven is highly regarded
Experience from industry is highly regarded
Permission to work in Sweden is required
Terms of employment
This is a full-time salary position available immediately, with a 6 months probational period that can lead to full-time employment.
APLEX Bio develops reagents that enable highly parallelized detection of biomarkers in a disruptively easy and cost-efficient way. The technology is set to allow significantly simpler and faster gene expression analysis directly in tissue than what is possible today. You will work in a highly multidisciplinary company with deep scientific roots in chemistry, nanoscience, and biology. The company is headquartered in Stockholm and has close collaboration with SciLifeLab.
Read the instructions carefully. Applications that are not properly submitted may be disregarded.
Deadline: 2021-03-31 (but may be assigned earlier)
Reference: AB-Chemist-2021 (use as subject when mailing application)
Content, as a single PDF file:
1. CV (full contact info, gender and date-of-birth)
2. Cover letter describing experience, career goals and fit (max. 1 page)
3. List of at least 2 references including e-mail and phone number