Research engineer – Array and Analysis Facility
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The Department of Medical Sciences is a clinical department with about 250 employees and over 300 persons associated with the University hospital. The department has a broad research profile with strong research groups in several areas. The research is conducted in close connection with the clinical practice at the University hospital and comprises studies on disease mechanisms, development and evaluation of improved diagnostic techniques, as well as new treatments. More about the department can be found at www.medsci.uu.se
The research engineer position is located at the Array and Analysis Facility.
The Array and Analysis Facility is a regional core facility of national interest. We provide microarray-based analyses of RNA and DNA for researchers primarily from Uppsala University, but also from other universities. We also provide bioinformatics analyses of array data and other types of data.
Tasks: We are looking for a person who wants to work in a multidisciplinary team in order to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Your tasks include meetings with customers for planning of analyses, QC of samples, performing array-based analyses and instrument care. Your will be working with computerized systems such as Thermofisher Gene Chip System and Gene Titan MC for large scale analyses of thousands of samples per year. Your tasks also include quality control using software, as well as administrative tasks such as documentation of work, purchasing of reagents, preparation of invoices and quality assurance work. The work requires attention to detail, a good ability to handle deadlines and excellence in communicating with colleagues and customers. You will be working in close collaboration with other research engineers and bioinformaticians.
University education in the life science area for example laboratory technician, Master of Science in biomedicine or similar.
Experience of large-scale laboratory work and experience of using computerized lab equipment.
Good command of oral and written English
The applicant must be service minded, have good collaborative skills and be able to work independently.
Experience of work in molecular biology.
Experience of disseminating information, giving courses and workshops.
Experience in providing service to external customers.
Good command of oral and written Swedish
Experience of working with microarray analysis methods from ThermoFisher (ie SNPs and Expression).
Personal suitability will be very important in choosing a candidate.
The application should contain CV, copies of Diplomas and evaluations, publications and a short presentation of professional interests. We would like you to provide contact information to previous employers/supervisors and/or letters of recommendation. The applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Appropriate education, previous experience in relevant area of laboratory work, as well as personal suitability.
Salary: Individual salary depending on experience.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of employment: Temporary position until 30 September 2021, with possibility of extension.
Additional information about the position is provided by: Anders Isaksson tel. 018-471 44 85, e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Medical Sciences
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 50
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3165
Last application date: 2020-10-02
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