Jobba Statligt

Project assistant in Microbiology

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 3 - 6 månader

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    5 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    4 oktober

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.

Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University. The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology.

Work description

You will work in a research laboratory where the focus is on the ecological impact of bacteria and viruses in the Baltic Sea. In this project you will both work independently in the lab and in close collaboration with a post-doc. The laboratory tasks will include cultivation of bacteria and propagation of phages as well as transcriptomic experiments including RNA extractions of bacterial isolates using molecular biology kits.


Requirements: We seek a candidate with a bachelor degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biomedical analyst, or equivalent. You should have experience in general microbial and/or molecular laboratory work as well as fluent English skills.

Meriting: Important personal qualities are to be good at problem solving, be structured, flexible, and have a genuine interest in research. We attach great importance to personal suitability. 

Terms of employment

Employment and scope: 100 % for 4 months, with possible continuation.  The employment is scheduled to start 15th of October 2019.

Placement city: Kalmar, Sweden.

More information can be provided by:

Associate Professor Karin Holmfeldt (, +46-(0)480-447310.

Head of department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46-(0)480-446238.

Questions concerning the appointment are answered by human resources consultant Stiina Salmgren (, +46-(0)480-446406.

Union representatives may be contacted through the university switchboard: +46772-28 80 00.

Welcome to send in your application made through The last application day is 4th of October2019. Mark your application with reference number 2019/605-2.2.1.

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, a description of motivation and experience relevant to the position 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.

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.