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[ccp4bb] Postdoc position MAX IV, Lund, Sweden for Fragment screening development within the MX-group

Postdoctoral fellow/temporary scientist FragMAX project (2 years)

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines. 

You are developing, implementing, testing and using the FragMAX screening platform for efficient fragment screening at BioMAX. This includes the implementation of sample handling at the LP3 laboratory, the constant development of relevant processes to carry out the fragment screening at all levels of our support chain and the support of users during screening experiments and standard beamline support. You play a responsible role to develop and utilize our internal fragment library, FragMAXlib. 
You are expected to work both independently and in close collaboration with the entire BioMAX team, the FragMAX project group, industrial collaboration partners as well as other international collaborators and future FragMAX user communities.

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in relevant scientific field for the FRAGMAX project
  • Demonstrated experiences in protein crystallography or other structural biology methods
  • Demonstrated experiences in protein crystallisation
  • Demonstrated experiences in biological laboratory based automated liquid handling
  • Very good command of English, both written and spoken

Additional requirements:

  • Experiences in protein-ligand interactions
  • Experiences in ligand library design
  • Experiences in synchrotron based structural biology experiments
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/894
  • Marjolein Thunnissen, +46766320417
  • Uwe Müller, +46730655268
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 13.Mar.2019
Last application date 07.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

Uwe Mueller
Group manager Macromolecular Crystallography
BioMAX beam line manager

MAX IV Laboratory
Lund University
Postal address: P.O. Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Fotongatan 2, 224 84 Lund, Sweden
Mobile:  +46(0)730-655268
E-mail: uwe.muller@maxiv.lu.se
VAT No.: SE 2021 0032 1101

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