Research engineer

Research engineer


The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering was founded January 1 2015, and started off with high ambitions. The aim was to grow and become a leading center of innovation by combining the latest research in life sciences with biochemistry. And the department got off to flying start. In its first year, the numbers for publication, citation and external funding have been excellent.

The department consists of four divisions, each conducting outstanding research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, systems biology, chemical biology and food science. The overall goal is to help build a sustainable society and improve human health.

Nearly 200 people from 20 countries are currently working at the department. The working environment is characterized by respect, cooperation, responsibility, creativity and job satisfaction.

The Department of Biology and Biological Engineering has summarized its mission in four points:
• To be an attractive environment for top-level researchers in biological engineering
• To deliver top-level research results and innovative solutions for use in a sustainable society
• To offer excellent education that develops creative engineers and scientists
• To be a major contributor to international visibility of Chalmers

Information about the division
The Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure (CMSI) is a infrastructure within Chalmers with the goal of providing cutting edge and efficient quantitative and qualitative mass spectrometry and structural identification analyses for researchers at Chalmers and beyond. The infrastructure will provide a combination of service analyses and supported analyses for training students in analytical mass spectrometry. Beyond providing analyses, the CMSI also develops new methods based on new and novel concepts within analytical chemistry to ensure that researchers have access to the best possible solutions for their research projects.

Job description
As a research engineer at CMSI, you will be part of a team consisting of laboratory engineers that interacts with the users of the infrastructure. Your primary responsibility will be to maintain CMSI´s laboratories at high standard and to ensure that the instruments are qualified at the level required in time. This requires independent troubleshooting of the instruments and methods, often together with the users and, thus, you will also work in collaboration with the research groups using infrastructure services. You will also perform routine analysis, seek to improve the workflows and methods at CMSI as well as maintain relevant registries and risk assessments in order to guarantee safe working environment in the laboratories. This position will report to the director of CMSI.

Contract terms
Full time temporary employment for 1 year. 

Your qualifications
You should have a MSc in relevant field and have experience in using and maintaining a range of different analytical instruments including GC- and LC-MS. You work comfortably in a research environment and have excellent time management skills. The work requires high level of independency, but is done as part of the team and, therefore, good communication and collaboration skills are essential. You should be fluent in speaking and writing in English.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20200335 and be attached as PDF files, as below:

Personal letter
Other documents (optional):
• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview.

Please use the button at the bottom of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 30 August 2020

For questions, please contact:
Director, Otto Savolainen, Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure,, +46731414478


*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


  • Arbetsplats: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 14 augusti 2020
  • Ansök senast: 30 augusti 2020


412 96 Göteborg 41296 Göteborg


Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg, 41296

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