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Laboratory assistant

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    15 maj

  • Sök jobbet senast

    30 maj

Om jobbet

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
We are looking for a person who wants to work with chemical and molecular analyses and coordination of sample handling.
About the position
As a laboratory assistant at the Division of Microbial Ecology, you will contribute to our laboratory activities by performing analyzes of algal toxin samples, analyzing biodiversity in various environmental samples using DNA-based methods and purifying algae, fungi and bacteria. You will also be responsible for coordination, handling, and registration of incoming samples. Some method development is included in the service, which will also involve contacts and collaboration with various key actors within the area of operations.

Your profile

This position requires at least a basic academic degree in molecular bioscience, biology or a related subject area in the life sciences. Postgraduate education is meritorious. Applicants must have significant experience in microbiological and molecular biological analytical work and have a basic understanding of modern chemical analytical methods for biomolecules. Practical experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing larger samplings and projects is advantageous. Competence in mass spectrometry, toxin analysis, DNA-based molecular methods as well as isolation and cultivation of algae, fungi and bacteria are meritorious. Good communication skills in English are a requirement and in Swedish meritorious. A European B driving license will be considered a merit.

About us

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment is working with applied environmental science, with a national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, microbial ecology as well as on environmental chemistry and aquatic ecotoxicology. The department has some 140 employees, of which approximately half are researchers/doctoral students and the other half are technical and administrative staff.

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Form of employment:

Fixed-term employment 12 months, with the possibility of extension.



Start date:

As agreed.


Please submit your application before deadline 30 May 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


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