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Laboratory engineer in molecular ecology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    30 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 november

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

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The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology.

Job tasks:

We seek a highly motivated and skilled laboratory engineer for molecular work within multiple projects in the research group Marine Plankton Ecology and Applications. As a laboratory engineer you will work in close collaboration with post-docs and PhD students, be responsible for quality assurance of the molecular work in the laboratory as well independently manage research projects. 

Tasks will include collection of environmental samples from study sites, extraction of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), PCR and real-time PCR amplification. The projects will include troubleshooting and development of novel molecular assays and protocols. As some projects will be cross-disciplinary, experience in animal science research, handling poultry and fish, non-invasive sampling and clinical lab-work will be highly valued. Experience in cell culturing is also beneficial.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with other scientists within the framework of the Strong Research Environment ECOCHANGE and the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) within Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.


Entry requirements:

A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she
  • has been awarded a PhD degree or MSc in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Aquatic Ecology or other closely related fields;
  • has documented experience of laboratory work within the fields of molecular biology and microbiology;
  • has documented experience of independently conducting research projects;
  • has very high knowledge in written and spoken English.

Other assessment grounds:

  • important personal qualities are to be a creative critical thinker, good at problem-solving, a team-worker, resilient, and structured;
  • strict organization and a methodological work approach;
  • experience of animal science research;
  • experience of genotyping and detection of within strain microdiversity;
  • knowledge of statistics in R is highly beneficial.
We attach great importance to personal suitability.

Terms of employment

Employment and scope: Short-term employment, 12 months 100 %.
Duties to begin: According to agreement.
Placement city: Kalmar.

More information can be provided by:

Dr. Hanna Farnelid (, +46(0)480-44 62 96;
Professor Catherine Legrand ( +46(0)480-44 73 09;
Head of department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46(0)480-44 62 49;
HR-partner Stiina Salmgren (, +46(0)480-44 64 06, answers questions concerning the appointment.

Union representatives can be reached through the university switchboard: +46772-28 80 00.

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, a description of personal motivation and relevant experiences and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons.

Welcome to send in your application by the 15th of November 2019 at the latest. Label your application with the registration number 2019/739-2.2.1.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.