Umeå University, Faculty Office of Medicine

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. Notably, 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.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is key. We also take pride in delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. In fact, the future is made here.

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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 Department of Molecular Biology is looking for 2 amanuensis on 20%. Start in September 2024 or by agreement.

Work tasks

The work as amanuensis will consist of assisting with the sorting of old and unused chemicals as well as cataloguing the type and amount of these chemicals in preparation for their regulated disposal according to chemical security guidelines at Umeå University. Other assignments associated with chemical management, such as creating a chemical inventory for active research groups at the department may be added.


You who are looking for employment as an amanuensis must:

  • be enrolled in a course at Umeå University.
  • have completed at least 30 higher education credits in chemistry with a minimum grade of 3/Pass.
  • have completed at least 30 higher education credits in molecular biology with a minimum grade of 3/Pass.
  • have completed at least 10 higher education credits in practical laboratory training within chemistry and/or molecular biology with a minimum grade of 3/Pass.
  • be able to demonstrate good knowledge of safe general laboratory practice.
  • have the time to spare for the amanuens work, which means that you should be able to show that you have largely completed your studies at a normal pace of study and do not have too many courses uncompleted.
  • be able to communicate fluently in English.
  • previous experience of the KLARAchemical inventory system and of chemical risk assessments is a merit.

The selection of applicants is based on merit, suitability, and experience of similar tasks. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. We strive for an equal representation of women and men and therefore encourage both female and male applicants.


The employment is 20 procent (8 hours per week) during the period of 6 months and
beginning in September 2024 or as agreed. You will be introduced and trained in your duties by experienced staff at Molecular Biology. When you carry out your duties, you will collaborate closely with experienced staff at Molecular Biology


Applications must be submitted via our e-recruitment system Varbi no later than 8 May 2024. The application must be a maximum of two A4 pages and should include a description of the knowledge and experience that you consider relevant to the position:

  • a short description of yourself
  • a description of your knowledge and experience and a statement addressing why you would be
    suitable in this position as an amanuensis.
  • attach a Ladok extract of your past and present studies.
  • attach a current certificate of academic achievement from the Student Web.
  • indicate which courses you plan to study for the remainder of 2024.

We welcome your application!

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Javier Avila-Carino, or Prof.
Matthew Francis,

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 1 September 2024 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 20%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-625-24
  • Matthew Francis,
  • Javier Avila-Carino,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-7865365
  • SEKO, 090-7865296
  • ST, 090-7865431
Published 17.Apr.2024
Last application date 08.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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