Researcher in Biophysics
Uppsala University Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Researcher in Biophysics

Published: 2021-06-24

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished biomolecular departments in Europe, comprising six research programs covering subjects such as bioinformatics, microbiology, and biophysics.

The Kasson Group in the Molecular Biophysics Program, at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology seeks a postdoctoral researcher studying influenza virus entry mechanisms using biophysical experiments.
We are an international and interdisciplinary team of committed researchers who come from different backgrounds to study virus delivery mechanisms using biophysical analysis. You will join an international, interdisciplinary team studying viral entry with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, computer science, and virology.  The group provides an exciting, dynamic environment for science, and good communication skills and positive interactions with teammates are critical for success. 

Duties: Responsibilities are full-time research and mentorship of junior researchers in the laboratory, with all research time will be on the research project and mentorship and other development responsibilities can take up to 20% of the time. You will also participate in international travels, to collaborating scientific sites and meetings as needed. This position will involve single-virus experiments on enveloped viral entry, quantitative analysis methods, and comparison with computational simulations performed by our team.

Requirements: PhD and scientific background in virology, physical chemistry, or a similar field, strong publication list compared to years of experience, successful demonstration of scientific knowledge, and ability to work with diverse teammates. Both strong biophysics/quantitative analysis skills and strong virology/biology skills are needed, as our research program combines the two to achieve biological insight. Excellent communication skills in written and oral English are prerequisites. Applications will be assessed based on skills related to project requirements, previous productivity, strength of references, and interview performance.

Application: Your application should include

  • CV with list of publications
  • a copy of your PhD diploma,
  • a covering letter, (max 2 pages)
  • contact information for at least two prior supervisors or other professors willing to serve as references.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position of 2 years.

Scope of employment: Full time, 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Peter Kasson,, for administrative questions please contact HR at

Please submit your application by August 31st 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2713.

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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 2021/2713

Last application date: 2021-08-31

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