Chemist for development of nanoparticles


30 mars 2021

Published Date

23 februari 2021

The role

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

  • Fluorophore development

  • Development and synthesis of fluorescent 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

  • Experience with synthesis, purification, and characterization of nanoparticles

  • Experience with development, synthesis, purification and characterization of flurophores

  • 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.

About us

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. The position may be filled prior to the deadline.

Deadline: 2021-03-31 (but may be assigned earlier)

Starting: ASAP
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