Sort on published: 2018-02-16
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The Department of Chemistry – BMC is located at the Uppsala Biomedical Centre campus. It belongs to the Faculty of Science and Technology and conducts research in biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry. The department benefits from close contacts with other disciplines nearby and interacts with biomedicine, pharmacy, physics and materials science. Scientists with expertise in biophysical methods of interaction analysis are responsible for a facility belonging to SciLifeLab, part of a national infrastructure for research in life science. The creative and research-intense environment contributes to a broad knowledge-base as well as cutting-edge expertise. Click here to read more.
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We are looking for a research engineer for a permanent position which will be part of the department’s technical support function. Approximately one third of the working time will be allocated to the department’s undergraduate education in analytical chemistry, while the rest of the time comprises technical support to the research programs in biochemistry, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry.
Duties: We are looking for a technically skilled person with experience of chemical analysis instruments that will be responsible for the department’s instrument park. The tasks include maintenance, service, calibration, validation and configuration of analysis instruments including computers and software, as well as training of new users. You will also be the contact person in case external service technicians need to be consulted. An important part of your work is to run the undergraduate course lab facilities for analytical chemistry, which in addition to instrument maintenance also includes tasks such as purchase of chemicals and consumables, waste handling, registration and inventory of chemicals in KLARA. You are also responsible for maintaining order and introduce new teachers to the routines of the undergraduate laboratories. Other technical and laboratory tasks as well as some administrative tasks may be included in the position.
Qualifications: We are looking for a person with higher education in the technical area, preferably in the field of chemistry, or equivalent. Previous work as service technician with experience of GC, MS, HPLC and various spectroscopic techniques is meriting, as well as competence in computer technology since many of our instrument computers are very old. We put great emphasis on your personal characteristics. This position demands that you take great responsibility in planning the work yourself and develop your competence due to the needs of the organization, which means that you need to be structured, driven and able to take initiative. Sometimes there can be periods of high work load and conflicting requirements from the organization, and therefore it is also important that you can prioritize your tasks in an efficient way. Since your main task will be to support researchers and teachers in their work you also need to be flexible, service minded and have great collaboration skills. Good knowledge in English is a demand since many of our coworkers have an international background. It is meriting if you also have good knowledge in Swedish and you need to be able to communicate with people that have another technical background than you. If you do not speak Swedish we will expect you to do so within two years.
Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied
For further information about the position please contact
Johanna Andersson, Senior research engineer, phone +4618-471 4438
Helena Danielson, Head of Department, phone +4618-471 45 45
For information about working conditions please contact
Lina Julin, HR-administrator, telefon +4618-471 38 17
Welcome to submit your application no later than 18th of March 2018. Please use the link below.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - BMC
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
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 2018/543
Last application date: 2018-03-18