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 Molecular Biology provides a vibrant interfaculty research environment and there is access to a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging, metabolomics, genomics and screening facilities. You will join a research team that is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), which is internationally well-connected through the EMBL Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine.

The Department of Molecular Biology is looking for a Research Engineer for a two year temporary position on full time. Expected start date as soon as possible or as agreed.


We study the mosquito transmission of malaria parasites in a rodent model. The project forms part of a major effort funded by the European Research Council to systematically identify parasite gene functions in malaria transmission. You will work with different members of the team to provide specialized support for work with our rodent malaria transmission model, including the breeding and dissection of mosquitoes, infection of cultured cells and maintaining parasites in mice and rats. You will also provide general laboratory management.The work will be made under supervision of the group leader.


  • The equivalent of a European bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological science.
  • Proven skills in cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Previous work experience in research with a rodent model of disease, including experience in administering i. v. injections and anesthesia.
  • Previous work Lab management experience including qualifications in general and biological health and safety.
  • Ability to follow protocols and procedures precisely.
  • Good experimental and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent team working and communications skills for this highly interactive role.
  • Good oral and written communication in English.

Desirable qualifications

Experience in rearing mosquitoes for research


We want to encourage you to apply andare looking forward to your application!


You apply through our recruitment system, last day to apply is 26 May 2021. The application should include:

  • A personal cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you fulfil the essential criteria listed above (no more than one A4 page).
  • A curriculum vitae that documents academic education and past and previous employments.
  • Other relevant documentation you wish to include in support of your application

We welcome your application!

More about us

For additional information, visit our lab page (, or contact Oliver Billker (

For more information about the Department of Molecular Biology, visit our webpage

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-683-21
  • Oliver Billker,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 28.Apr.2021
Last application date 26.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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