Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a laboratory engineer for coordination of the laboratory activities at one of the department’s laboratories. The employment is permanent and on a part-time basis, 75%. Last day to apply is 25 September 2020. We welcome your application.

Working tasks
As a laboratory engineer, you will have an overall coordinating role in a laboratory that focuses on research in biological chemistry. This includes instruments/equipment, users and material needed for the lab to function optimally. The tasks include coordination and administration of the laboratory, team building, maintenance of instruments/equipment and training regarding routines and safety.

A University degree in the field of engineering, chemistry/molecular biology or equivalent is required, as well as experience of maintenance of instruments/equipment and training regarding routines and safety in a research laboratory or equivalent. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a shown ability to coordinate multiple tasks are required. Very good knowledge of the English language both written and spoken is a requirement. Education within the management field and/or solid documented experiences of management in different environments is a strong merit. Documented experience of working in a chemical/molecular biology laboratory is a merit.

Employment conditions
The position is permanent and on a part-time basis, 75%. A probationary period may be applied.

The application should contain a cover letter, CV, degree certificate, other relevant certificates and grades and names and contact information to at least two reference persons. The application must be submitted via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 25 September 2020.

Other information

For further information, please contact Head of Department Henrik Antti, phone: +4690 786-5359 or e-mail:

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 graduate students, and a strong and expanding research. The Department has three major research areas: Biological Chemistry,Environmental and Biogeochemistry, and Technical Chemistry. We are also a strong partner in the KBC, Chemical-Biological Centre.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 75%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1138-20
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 03.Sep.2020
Last application date 25.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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