Research assistant in molecular microbial ecology
Sort on published: 2018-06-11
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.
The limnology research program is currently looking for a research assistant in the field of molecular microbial ecology.
Duties: The research assistant will work within several projects with the goal to experimentally investigate the causes and consequences of microbial diversity. The research assistant will conduct analyses of bacterial communities using sequencing methods (16S rRNA) The work also includes DNA and RNA extractions, PCR and QPCR of methanotrophs.
Qualifications required: A MSc degree in Biology or related disciplines. Practical experience from the use of the abovementioned methods on bacterial samples from water and knowledge about sequencing techniques. Excellent collaboration and documentation skills and laboratory accuracy are also required. Candidates must be fluent in spoken as well as written English.
Position: This is a part time (50%) temporary position for 8 months. The position may be extended. Individual salaries applied.
Access: 2018-07-15 or otherwise agreed.
Instructions for the application: The application should include 1) a letter describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a research assistant and suitable for the position 2), your CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your degree and grades, 5) name and contact information to at least two reference persons. The application should be written in English.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
For further information about the position please contact: Eva Lindström firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 18 471 6497
You are welcome to submit your application no later than June 22 2018 UFV-PA Enter the reference number here 2018/2112.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 50%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2112
Last application date: 2018-06-22