Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Arbetsbeskrivning

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Biomedicine is involved in both research and education. In both of these areas, we focus on fundamental knowledge of the living cell – what it consists of, how it works, how its function is directed by the genetic material, and how it interacts with various kinds of micro-organisms. Using this knowledge, we try to elucidate the causes of diseases, and find new ways to diagnose and treat them.

The Institute is composed of the following four departments:


• The Department of Infectious Diseases
• The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
• The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
• The Department of Laboratory Medicine

At present, the institute has about 360 employees and approximately 450 million SEK in total assets.

Position within the research group led by Professor Joakim Larsson, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (http://www.biomedicine.gu.se/ominst/avd/infektion/forskare/joakim_larsson/).  The focus of the research group is on antibiotic resistance, particularly the role of the external environment. The group consists of 1 professor, 2 associate professors, 6 postdoctoral fellows/researcher and students doing their exam work. Larsson also leads the Centre of Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg (CARe; www.gu.se/en/care) with more than 100 active researchers. The group has extensive collaboration with other universities, nationally and internationally. The research is interdisciplinary and has significant funding through e.g. the Swedish Research Councils VR and Formas.

Job assignments
The research assistant should plan, coordinate and execute microbiological sampling of sewage at hospitals and municipal sewage treatment plants across Europe and Africa, and ensure safe transportation of samples to Gothenburg. Some degree of sample preparation and analyses in the laboratory is also included, as well as extensive documentation. The research assistant will be responsible for developing suitable procedures for sampling transport and processing, and will be responsible for their implementation also with collaborative partners. Travelling to different sampling locations and collaborative partners is expected, and flexibility around working hours and location is therefore needed. 

Qualifications
Bachelor degree or equivalent in environmental sciences, microbiology or nearby discipline. Excellent knowledge about microbiological standards, experience from microbiological sampling of sewage, personal experience of development of relevant SOPs, logistics and transport of microbiological samples and regulations around these, excellent communication skills in English, both verbally and written, experience from work with external customers/clients/collaborators, experience of lab work with different bacterial pathogens, team leader experience.

Employment
The employment is full time and temporary, 1 year, with placement at the Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment as agreed.

For further information regarding the position
Please contact Professor Joakim Larsson, e-mail: joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se

Unions
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:
https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Information for International Applicants
Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/en/about-the-university/welcome-services
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How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online 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. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2021-10-08 

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Sammanfattning

  • Arbetsplats: Göteborgs universitet
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 20 september 2021
  • Ansök senast: 8 oktober 2021

Postadress

Universitetsplatsen 1
Göteborg, 40530

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