Research engineer with focus on molecular analytical techniques

Research engineer with focus on molecular analytical techniques

Sweden 01 Mar 2021
Stockholm University

Stockholm University

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at the Department of Environmental ScienceClosing date: 1 March 2021.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. The department consists of four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focus on chemical contaminants, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. The Biogeochemistry Unit has a strong, externally-funded research with focus on the composition and functioning of the biogeosphere-atmosphere system, how it is affected by anthropogenic perturbations such as climate warming, and the natural cycles of carbon and other important elements and substances. Two research areas that attract large interests are (i) how the thawing permafrost in the Arctic affects large-scale carbon and nitrogen cycling, including triggering release of greenhouse gases, and (ii) how air pollution in Asia and Africa affects the composition of the atmosphere and the climate. 

High-quality analysis of natural organic molecules in environmental samples from air, soil, water and sediments is since long central to our research. This can range from simple molecules such as methane, halocarbons (other VOCs) to lipids, amino acids and complex fractions of structural components such as lignin and cutin, as well as organometallic compounds. A key common denominator is the use of various gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques, incl. extraction and sample preparation stages and data analysis. This “molecular biogeochemistry” is a core component of contemporary biogeochemistry.

We are now seeking a full-time Research Engineer to function as support to ongoing research activities, and be responsible for the long-term coordination of the organic analytical laboratory activities.

Main responsibilities

Qualification requirements
We seek a well-organized and service-oriented person with a great aptitude for both learning and mentoring new techniques, and with:

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Örjan Gustafsson, telephone: +46-70-3247317, orjan.gustafsson@aces.su.se, or Marcus Sundbom, Unit Head, telephone: +46-(0)8-674 7242, marcus.sundbom@aces.su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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