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Laboratory technician in microbiology

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    Deltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    9 juli

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    10 augusti

Om jobbet

We are looking for a laboratory technician in microbiology for part-time fixed-term position at the Life Science Center, School of Science and Technology.


The project is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Systems Immunology and Microbiology group at the Life Science Center, School of Science and Technology, Örebro university and researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. The project is on microbially enhanced phytoremediation of PFAS contaminated soils and groundwater. Örebro University contribution to the project is to conduct microbiological analysis of PFAS contaminated soil/groundwater and PFAS uptake in hydroponic plant studies.

Duties and responsibilities

The project focuses on soil microbiota and its effect on PFAS phytoremediation using hydroponics.  The duties will include both field and laboratory work on PFAS contaminated soils and groundwater.  The technician will help set-up and maintain hydroponic plant studies, process samples and collate data. Duties will also involve field sampling of soils and groundwater for microbiome analysis and assisting with bioinformatics and microbiome analysis. Recording, collating and summarizing of data is an expected part of the field and lab work. Other duties will include general lab and equipment maintenance and assistance in other lab/ field studies if needed.


The person we are looking for has a master’s degree in microbiology, biotechnology or related field. They should have good oral and written communication skills. Since the laboratory work involves microbiology and molecular biology, basic knowledge and laboratory skills with techniques associated within these fields is necessary. Furthermore, previous experience working or participating in research is considered an advantage.

Great importance will be attached to your personal qualities; the ability to work independently and engage with other people in a way that instils confidence; and a good track-record when it comes to cooperation. We expect you to be flexible and open to change due to experimental needs and that you take a quality-driven and responsible approach to your duties.


This is a fixed-term part-time position (60-75%) for 12 months. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience (and where appropriate, positions are subject to a trial period).

For more information about the position, contact Prof Jana Jass 076 847 1957 (, or Mattias Bäckström, Director of Division,

For information about The Life Science Center, please visit

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterized by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe your qualifications/experience can contribute to the project at Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying your knowledge and skills
  • Scientific publications (if any – maximum 10)
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2021-08-10. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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