Senior Scientist Microbiology i Uppsala

Publicerad: 2017-06-19
Uppsala, Uppsala län
Life Science
FoU & produktutveckling
Summer Lovlinger
We are now searching for a Senior Microbiology Scientist for a Uppsala based company.

The assignment is initially 8 months and is set to start in the middle/end of august, with an option for extension if there is a mutual agreement between the customer and the applicant.

The position is laboratory focused and the applicant shall have the capability to function as the primary microbiological expert in the Exploratory Research group, with special focus on antibiotic susceptibility. The successful applicant will be part of a team which goal is to tackle the major health problem of sepsis, a clinical syndrome that currently kills one person every third second worldwide.

The position:
• The candidate must be willing to spend much of the time at the lab bench and enjoy experimental work as well as be used to work independently.

• Is within the Exploratory Research group and focused on but not limited to development of antibiotic susceptibility tests and applications. The work is coordinated by a Project Manager.

• Own responsibility for planning, executing, analyzing and writing experimental reports as well as summaries of larger series of experiments of company relevant projects.

• Together with the rest of the Exploratory Research Team respond to and carry out laboratory activities, shorter as well as long-term goals requested by company Management.

• Support authoring of patent applications, and potential manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals as well as assist in identifying opportunities to patent data findings to build the intellectual property portfolio for the company.

• From time to time supervise scientific and technical staff as well as students.

• PhD or a few years of experience within the right field.

• Excellent experimental design and troubleshooting skills, and robust data analysis capabilities.

• Experience of hands-on laboratory work within bacterial microbiology.

Good to have
• It is an advantage if the applicant has experience in molecular biology methods such as DNA preparation and qPCR.

• Experience with and understanding of antibiotic susceptibility test methods.

• Experience from working with clinical isolates from various sources.

• It is an advantage, but not required, with experience of working with virus and fungi.

• It is an advantage, but not required, with experience of working with virus and fungi.

In day to day work the position is supported by a Project Manager and there is a Development team of highly skilled microbiologists available for consultation and discussion. The Exploratory group work closely with Head of Research, CTO and CSO.

The spoken language is either in Swedish or English, but all documentation and reporting is done in English.

The company consist of a team of enthusiastic people with a variety of expertise; molecular and microbiologists, mechanical and software engineers, senior administration, project management, and financial staff. They develop procedures, instruments, and systems for protein and nucleic acid analysis, particularly with applications in the field of microorganism analysis and identification for in vitro diagnostics.

If this is an assignment that speaks to you then do not hesitate to apply. We select and present candidates continuously, and put great emphasis on personal suitability for this role.

Business: Dfind Science & Engineering

City: Uppsala

Job type: Full time

Deadline for applications: continuous selection -

For more information: Stefan Grip, or Summer Lovlinger,

Organization/Business description:
Dfind Science & Engineering is part of Randstad, one of the Nordic region's largest specialists within staffing, recruitment and outplacement.

Dfind Science& Engineering is specialized in recruitment and consulting providing competences within Life Science, Science and Engineering and is a company where people make all the difference. At Dfind Science& Engineering specialists are recruiting specialists!

All our recruitment consultants , consultants and sourcing managers have a technical or scientific background, combined with extensive networks within relevant communities and expertise within recruitment and HR. We understand our customers specific requirements and know how to find the best candidates. Through our passionate commitment and high degree of attentiveness we help people and businesses to grow and be competitive in a changing world.