Researcher in the Kasson laboratory
Uppsala University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Researcher in the Kasson laboratory

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Kasson laboratory, within the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher in computational biophysics of membranes. The group is an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers who come from different backgrounds to study viral entry mechanisms using both computational and experimental approaches. Please read more about
us at .

This position to join an ongoing project within the Kasson lab to probe influenza viral entry mechanisms using molecular dynamics simulations, large-scale data analysis and HPC and cloud computing. This is a research-focused position on influenza infection: other responsibilities, including mentorship of younger researchers, any teaching and administration, etc. will be no more than 15% of total time.

A PhD is required in physical chemistry or a similar area that the employer judges to be equivalent. Key requirements are a scientific background in biophysical chemistry and molecular simulation of lipid membranes, strong abilities to work in teams, and fluent spoken and written English. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate high research productivity (judged by high quality peer-reviewed publications versus time) in their current and any prior positions. One requirement is expertise in lipid membrane simulations, as demonstrated by publications within the last three years. Your CV and/or
cover letter should also note your individual contribution to each published paper.

Your application must contain a copy of your doctoral certificate, CV and a letter describing your previous experience. References from current research supervisors are given great importance in the evaluation. The applications will be assessed by written applications and, as a second stage, interviews where we evaluate applicant skills based on our requirements and your previous productivity.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Time limited position of 12 months
Scope of employment: Fulltime [100 %]

For further information about the position please contact: Peter Kasson

Interviews may be held on an ongoing basis during the application period.

Please submit your application by Oktober 15th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2839.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at You are also welcome to contact the International Faculty and Staff Services at

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2839

Last application date: 2019-10-15

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