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The Translational PET Imaging lab is looking for a research engineer, with excellent technical laboratory and organizational skills, to work in a scientifically leading environment at Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Research engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Dec 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Translational PET Imaging lab
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Uppsala University

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Qualification Details

We welcome applications from candidates that have (or soon will have) a M.Sc. degree or equivalent in biomedical sciences (e.g. BMA), bioengineering, chemistry, or similar fields of study.

Very good organizational skills and flexibility is required as the applicant will support complex research projects. Good communication and collaborative skills are required as the work involves internal (group members) and external (international collaborations) interactions. Very good skills in Swedish and English, both verbal and written, is a requirement. The applicant is expected to work independently and be able to take own initiatives.

Additional qualifications: Previous documented laboratory experience involving animal handling, radioactive compounds and/or PET studies are an advantage. Completed courses in laboratory animal science or radiation protection are an advantage.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main duty of the position is to support ongoing research projects by performing routine laboratory procedures and in vitro and in vivo assays. We also expect the applicant to set up and optimize new assays from literature, in collaboration with the scientific staff in the research group. The work duties will also include routine maintenance of the lab, responsibility for certain lab equipment and coordination of ordering of reagents.

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Reference Number: UFV-PA 2021/3621
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Documents Required

The application should be written in English or Swedish and contain a cover letter (max 1 A4), a CV, as well as copies of certificates of higher academic degrees. Please also attach at least one letter of recommendation and the contact details (name, e-mail, phone number) for at least one referee.

About the Project

The applicant will support research projects, often involving develop and evaluate novel PET radiopharmaceuticals for in vivo molecular imaging of disease processes. In this capacity, the applicant will perform routine in vitro and in vivo assays. Assays include standard laboratory techniques such as immunohistological staining, tissue sectioning and animal handling. Also, assays also often involve handling radioactively labeled compounds (PET radiopharmaceuticals).

About the Department

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at

The position will be based in the Translational PET Imaging research group at Uppsala University and Science for Life Laboratory. The research group focuses on development of molecular imaging methodologies for improved diagnosis, management and treatment of disease ( The research group is part of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and currently consists of 5 senior and 5 junior scientists, with diverse international backgrounds.

About the Employer: Uppsala University

Note or Other details

Selection process: Selection of candidates is based on qualifications, previous work experience, and personal suitability. 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.

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Contact details

Associate Senior Lecturer Olof Eriksson ( and Head of department Anders Karlén (

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