Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37 000 students and about 4 700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. And the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

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The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

The Barandun research group (, located at the Department of Molecular Biology at Umeå University, is looking for a skilled research engineer in the role of a laboratory manager to provide research and administrative support for our ongoing work with a start date as soon as possible. The position is temporary for 12 months on full time. The last day to apply is 7 of July, 2021. 

We provide a young and dynamic working environment with a modern lab infrastructure and excellent funding embedded in the world-class infection biology research unit MIMS ( In this environment, you will have the possibility to become an essential team player and manager, shape and optimize our research processes, join ongoing research projects, learn new advanced structural biology techniques and participate in the publishing and outreach process.

Project description and tasks

Your role as a dry and wet laboratory manager will involve carrying out administrative tasks, laboratory research support and management of our structural biology computing infrastructure, to ensure our laboratory's successful day-to-day operation. You will work under supervision by the group leader.


Master of Science Programme in Biotechnology or similar competence, and past experience of working and managing defined projects under supervision, in a laboratory environment in a life science field are required. Hands-on experience in molecular biology and biochemistry is required. Further needed is IT competence. This includes solid technical knowledge of hardware and software (Linux), basic programming skills, experience of scientific software tools (python, R, MATLAB, Machine Vision), and the technical expertise to set up and maintain scientific software on a Unix system. Additionally, documented experience in machine learning, cloud computing, and web development is required. You need to demonstrate past experience with project management (e.g. using Agile development methods; SCRUM), purchasing/ordering, and maintaining equipment (e.g. in IT). We are looking for someone who is driven, works independently on given tasks, and also as a part of a dynamic team. The ideal candidate possesses strong problem-solving abilities, excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Swedish, and a high level of interpersonal skills.


You apply through our e-recruitment system latest 7 of July, 2021. Your application must contain the following documents, written in English:

  • A CV with information on education, a list of previous and current employments, and, if available, a list of publications.
  • A cover letter describing your experience, match with the required qualifications, research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • Contact details of two to three references.

We welcome your application!

Please do not upload your thesis, manuscripts or other non-requested documents.

More about us

The Barandun lab ( is affiliated with The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). MIMS is the Swedish Node in the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. Our laboratory has excellent access to an outstanding cryo-EM facility, the Umeå Core Facility for Electron Microscopy at Umeå University which is hosting one of the two nodes of the national cryo-EM facility at SciLifeLab. For more information about The Department of Molecular Biology please visit department-of-molecular-biology/ 

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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
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1028-21
  • Jonas Barandun,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 16.Jun.2021
Last application date 07.Jul.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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