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Agrisera is a Life Science company specialized in polyclonal antibody development and production, offering primary and secondary antibodies for plant and algal cell biology research with more than 35 years in the field. Agrisera is owned by Olink Proteomics since 2020, a rapidly growing life science company committed to advancing the understanding of human diseases through proteomics. We are dedicated to innovation, quality, rigor, and transparency, providing outstanding solutions and support for human protein biomarker discovery.

The vital role of proteins in understanding human biology has been recognized for many decades, but technological limitations severely restricted the comprehensive investigation of the huge number of proteins that could be important in different biological processes and diseases. With Olink, scientists can now simultaneously measure thousands of human proteins using just a few µL of blood sample, with highly specific, thoroughly validated assays that cover a very wide dynamic range (fg/mL to µg/mL).

In a few years, Olink has grown rapidly from a small, Sweden-based company offering assays for a few hundred proteins, to a NASDAQ-listed organization with a strong global presence, a broad portfolio of flexible protein biomarker solutions and library of high quality, thoroughly validated assays that covers ~5400 proteins.







Section Manager Recombinant Protein Development


Position Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Section Manager to set up a new Recombinant Protein Development team at Agrisera in Umeå. The Recombinant Protein Development team will utilize recombinant expression and quality control methods with the purpose to generate high quality proteins relevant for the human proteome to strengthen our Research and Development programs. The team is involved in both product and process development in own area and is responsible for key methods, instruments and data generated. Their goal is to ensure good study design, appropriate technical methods and data driven decisions in all steps leading to high quality products and processes.

You will be taking on the full personnel responsibility including the recruitment and team building of a diverse group of 4 highly educated, driven and collaborative individuals and make sure they have all they need to excel in their roles. You will be reporting directly to our Director of Affinity, R&D, based in Uppsala, Sweden.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, coach and develop the team.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of processes to ensure structure, quality, and efficiency.
  • Encourage and ensure usage of appropriate and up-to-date methods and tools.
  • Contribute to and implement technical strategies.
  • Plan and prioritize projects and activities to deliver according to agreed priorities and timelines.
  • Plan and follow up own budget.
  • Laboratory safety and instrument documentation of own lab.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration across teams and functions.
  • Ensure complete and inclusive onboarding and training of new team members as well as required instrumentation ensuring a safe and productive working environment.
  • Have continuous check-ins with all team members.
  • Develop personal growth opportunities.
  • Set job expectations and objectives - plan, monitor, and appraise job results.

Qualifications/Skills
  • MSc (or PhD) in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or similar.
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry or academic experience of recombinant protein development and production in Protein Sciences.
  • At least 2 years of managerial experience with full personnel responsibilities and proven ability to lead a team of engineers and/or scientists.
  • Broad experience and genuine interest in biological research, especially with protein engineering for high throughput technologies in proteomics and genomics is preferred.
  • Professional proficiency in English and Swedish.

As a person, you are analytical, and you have an interest in established as well as modern engineering methods for high quality and scale protein expression. You are interested in developing efficient processes, teams and you are solution oriented. You are a team player that can work with many personalities. It is also important that you are pragmatic and can adjust to changed circumstances.

For this role you are based in the Umeå region to enable the solid establishment and agile leadership of a wet-lab team located in Agrisera in Umeå. You must be be available for regular attendance at our Olink HQ in Uppsala.

If you want to help to deepen the understanding of real-time human biology and are looking for an exciting new challenge, we encourage you to apply!

The last day for applying is on 18th of February 2024 but please submit your application as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: We would like to kindly ask you to send in an anonymous CV without name, email address, picture or any other personal information. Thank you!


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Scientist/Senior Development Engineer Recombinant Protein Expression


Position Description

We are currently seeking a Scientist or Senior Development Engineer for a Recombinant Protein Development team. The team will set up methods for and generate high-quality proteins relevant for the human proteome to strengthen our Research and Development programs. The group will be located at Agrisera in Umeå and is a part of the R&D Department Affinity. You will report to Section Manager Recombinant Protein Development at Agrisera.

In setting up this R&D group at Agrisera, we will set the foundation for recombinant protein development including but not limited to methods using bacterial expression, protein purification and quality analysis. The position is based on hands-on wet-lab work. The role is expected to, with its’ team, enable and perform development of desired proteins in a robust, high quality and high throughput scale. The team is involved in both product and process development in own area and is responsible for key methods, instruments and data generated. The goal is to ensure good study design, appropriate technical methods and data driven decisions in all steps leading to development of high quality products and processes


Primary Responsibilities

  • Set up desired technical capacity and apply capabilities to recombinantly express proteins in E. Coli. for the sustainability and growth of Olink product lines.
  • Work independently in the team with active collaboration and communication within own department Affinity and across internal interfaces at Agrisera as well as R&D located in Uppsala.
  • Plan, execute, report, and scientifically communicate outcomes of R&D studies within own area.
  • Lead and have accountability for ongoing activities.
  • Interpret goals and challenges related to technical area and recommend solutions.
  • Investigate and solve arising problems within the area.
  • Comply with company policy, instructions and routines.


Qualifications/Skills

  • MSc or PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or similar.
  • Minimum two years hands on experience in life science industry and or academia.
  • In-depth knowledge of protein expression platforms.
  • Fermentation and protein purification experience.
  • Proven experience in E. coli based protein expression.
  • Broad knowledge and experience of process development and scale-up for protein expression, purification and biochemical analysis.
  • Thorough scientific understanding of the field of proteomics, protein science and recombinant protein development.
  • Solid data analysis skills including essential statistics and experimental design.
  • Strong communication and writing skills for presentation and documentation in English.


We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a dynamic work environment. If you want to help to deepen the understanding of real-time human biology and are looking for an exciting new challenge, we encourage you to apply!

If you have any questions about this position please reach out to the responsible recruiter, full name at [email protected].

The last day for applying is on the 10th of March 2024 but please submit your application as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: We would like to kindly ask you to send in an anonymous CV without name, email address, picture or any other personal information on the CV. Thank you!


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Master thesis and other degree projects at Agrisera





Interested in working at a biotech company? Doing your master thesis at Agrisera means that you will work in a modern antibody production and purification facility, interacting with experienced and dedicated staff. Agrisera is a local custom and catalog antibody supplier, established in 1985. We offer experimental projects in protein biochemistry and immunology. Conducting your degree work at Agrisera will give you the possibility to get insight into our operations. You will work in a creative environment, together with dedicated and friendly co-workers.

Examples of master theses previously conducted at Agrisera:
”Column preparation and method development to remove anti-Rubisco antibodies from serum samples”
”Anti-α1,3-fucose and anti-β1,2-xylose antibodies – tools for better understanding of protein glycosylation in plant cells”

To apply, provide us with your CV, as well as a personal letter where you describe what you are interested in and why you think that you are suitable person for a project at Agrisera.

Contact: [email protected].

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