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Laboratory technician in Deep Biosphere Microbiology

Publicerad: 2020-11-27 | Sista ansökningsdag: 2020-12-11 | Snittlön för Biolog ~41 300 kr | Anställningsform: Deltid

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We are an international university in Småland, Sweden. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and engineering as well as zoonotic ecology. For more information see: and 

Field of subject for the position: Deep Biosphere Microbiology
Placement: Kalmar
Extent and period: The position is 50 % for six months. 

Job description

The position will involve technical field and laboratory work to sample, extract, and analyze nucleic acids from deep biosphere fracture waters. 


To be qualified for the position, the candidate should have an undergraduate degree in microbiology or equivalent. 

Specific requirements refer to

• Knowledge of handling samples and preparation of high throughput sequencing of deep biosphere samples
• Experience of applying bioinformatics to questions within microbial ecology
• High proficiency in written and spoken English. 

Assessment grounds

Meriting for the position are:

• Being able to solve problems
• Having the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group
• We attach great importance to personal suitability.


Professor Mark Dopson ([email protected]), +46-(0)480-447334;
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz ([email protected]), +46-(0)480-446238;
HR-partner Stiina Salmgren ([email protected]), +46 (0)480-44 64 06. 

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-772-288000. 


The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone, e-mail, and details of referees), documentation of exams and grades, and a description of motivation and experience relevant to the position. Closing date for application is December 11, 2020. Mark your application with reference number 2020/861-2.2.1.



Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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