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Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
The department offers a stimulating international research environment. The research at the department focus on fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving microorganisms and plants. Forest and plant pathology, biodiversity microbial ecology and nutrient cycling in forest and agricultural ecosystems are central. The research infrastructure SLU Metabarcoding Laboratory -UMBLA - is located at the department. UMBLA offers molecular laboratory service for projects that conduct community studies of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. The service includes DNA extraction, PCR amplification and sample preparation for massive parallel sequencing.
UMBLA is looking for a research assistant to increase our capacity. You will work in the facility of the department togeter with the ordinary personnel.
Your work task will be to support different research projects the use the service of UMBLA. You will have to independent perform laboratory work, e.g. DNA extraction and PCR when preparing samples for sequencing.
We are looking for someone with a master in molecular biology/biotechnology or equal merits. It is qualifying to have experience from laboratory work. It is also qualifying to have experience from DNA extraction, PCR, Q-PCR and knowledge in sequencing. You should like to work in collaborations and be able to work independently.
You should be well organised, experience with computers and with the software Excel are meriting.
Form of employment:
Temporary employment 6 months with the possibility to prolongation.
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We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis. We welcome your application no later than 2020-10-10, use the button below.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.