Open positions: Research scientists in protein chemistry and structural biology

SARomics Biostructures is one of the fast-growing biotech companies in Lund. We strive to accelerate drug discovery through structural insight. Our international team of over 28 researchers covers the following fields of expertise: protein engineering, expression, purification and characterization, biophysical screening and characterization, protein NMR analysis, protein X-ray crystallography, and computational chemistry. SARomics has built a global reputation for its structural biology platform and structure-based drug design skills and is currently supporting mainly international clients in pursuing their drug discovery objectives. In parallel, the company is pursuing several internal drug discovery projects to discover leads for new medicines.

We seek several skilled and highly motivated research scientists to expand and strengthen our teams, which work on protein production, crystallization, and structure determination. The candidates can either have strong protein expression and purification skills or crystallization and structure determination. While not necessary, having competencies in both areas will be considered an advantage. The positions involve working closely with an experienced interdisciplinary research team and regularly presenting findings to the project team, senior management, and clients. The positions will be in Lund, Sweden.

The ideal candidates will be self-driven, resourceful, organized, focused, service-minded, and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment. The candidates should have a strong desire to learn new techniques, incorporate new methodologies into their work, and carry out innovative and high-quality research to answer challenging questions in structural biology.

Successful candidates’ requirement
  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, structural biology, or related fields
  • Experience in independent planning and performing of experiments and analyzing and drawing conclusions from generated data in a scientific research setting
  • An understanding of protein structures and their biophysical properties
  • Have excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills - fluency in English (spoken and written) is expected
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment to ensure timely progress in customer projects
  • Legally authorized to work in Sweden.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

For protein production:
  • Expertise in recombinant protein expression in E. coli, insect, and/or mammalian cells
  • Expertise in recombinant protein purification using affinity chromatography, IMAC, SEC, IEX, etc.
  • Working knowledge and practical experience with ÄKTA systems will be highly advantageous
  • Expertise with general protein characterization techniques such as SDS-PAGE gel, Western blot, thermal shift assays, etc.

For crystallization and structure determination:
  • Experience in protein crystallization of a “wide variety of proteins”
  • Experience in all steps of structure determination (from data collection to refinement)
  • An ideal candidate will also have experience with structure-based design and drug discovery projects

The successful candidate will get the opportunity:
  • to join an energetic and enthusiastic international team with a focus on scientific excellence and teamwork
  • to evolve in a highly multidisciplinary environment and thus develop new competencies outside their core expertise
  • to accelerate discovery through structural insight

Explore our website to find out what it is like to work at SARomics Biostructures:
Please call Nadia Rose or Martin Welin (+46 46 26 10 474) for specific questions regarding the positions.

If you are interested in a career with us, please forward a CV/resume and a cover letter to and label your message with the subject “SBX Career” no later than September 9, 2024.
We will interview candidates continuously and would therefore like to receive your application as soon as possible!
The application should be in English.
SARomics Biostructures AB
Medicon Village
SE-223 81, Lund,
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