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Research Assistant

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 3 - 6 månader

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    13 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    29 september

Om jobbet

Göteborgs universitet möter samhällets utmaningar med mångsidig kunskap. 47 500 studenter och 6 400 medarbetare gör universitetet till en stor och inspirerande arbetsplats. Stark forskning och attraktiva utbildningar lockar forskare och studenter från hela världen. Med ny kunskap och nya perspektiv bidrar Göteborgs universitet till en bättre framtid.

At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv) we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics and combinations of these fields in order to understand the impact of natural and anthropogenic changes of the environment.
The department is placed at three different localities: in Gothenburg Botanical garden, at Medicinarberget in Gothenburg, and at the marine research station that is run by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure-Kristineberg. The current position is placed at the Gothenburg Botanical garden

Project description

We are conducting high throughput DNA sequencing of plants and form a group around biodiversity studies and plant systematics (;

Job assignments

We are searching for laboratory support for two months to conduct DNA extractions and library preparations for Illumina sequencing.

The employment

This is a fixed-term employment for 2 months, 100%, starting as soon as possible or upon agreement.


Eligible to be employed as an Research Assistant is a person with a university degree on a basic or advanced level in biology.


We are looking for a person who is enthusiastic and efficient and a team player.
Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in English are necessary since we work in an international environment. Experience with DNA extractions using CTAB and from herbarium material and/or non-model organisms is advantageous.

The top ranked candidates will be selected for an interview, which will be held in English and could also be performed by phone/skype.

The application should preferably be written in English and must include:
  •  A short cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria in the announcemen
  •  A list of qualifications (CV)
  •  Copy of certificate of exam

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

For further information please contact

Christine Bacon, Assistant Professor
Phone: +46 31 51 67

Henrik Aronsson, Professor and Head of Department
Phone: +46 31 786 48 02


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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