Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

The Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry ( is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and is responsible for undergraduate education, research and postgraduate education in the subjects anatomy and histology, physiology and biochemistry. The research that is conducted ranges from molecular and cellular mechanisms to the structure and function of the entire animal.

The research group in protein biochemistry works with spider silk biology, protein biochemistry, artificial spider silk and tissue engineering (see our website: The research group is innovative and has published several articles in highly ranked journals and received several prestigious grants.


We are looking for a postdoc for a project in protein engineering and functionalization of protein-based materials. The work consists of protein engineering, cloning, protein expression in E.coli,  purification and characterization these. Part of the project involves the use of microfluidic chips. Teaching is also included in the tasks to a minor extent.


The applicant must have a doctorate in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or similar and have published in recognized international peer-review journals. The applicant must be fluent in English and Swedish in speech and writing. The applicant must have a good problem-solving ability to good ability to work together with researchers, teachers and other university staff. Previous practical and theoretical experience in protein biochemistry and recombinant protein production and purification is a requirement. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities.

Place of work:

Ultuna, Uppsala

Form of employment:

Temporary employment 10 months with the possibility of extension.



Starting date:

According to the agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2022-08-15, use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.

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Anna Rising



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