Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för organismbiologi

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see www.iob.uu.se.

Opening of a 6 month project assistant position 50 % at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Facility, SciLifeLab. 

Duties: As a project assistant at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Facility, SciLifeLab you are responsible for adequate husbandry of the zebrafish in the facility. This includes: feeding, maintenance of aquatic systems, control of water quality and health checks of zebrafish. Additionally, work includes managing fish breeding and maintaining appropriate records. Work such as phenotypic studies and basic work with microscopes could be part of the duties. Occasionally some tasks can be physically demanding. Weekend work may be required. The candidate will work closely to the users of the facility and be helpful.

Requirements: Gymnasium degree or skills that the employer considers equivalent. We are looking for qualified and motivated candidates with an interest in animal health and welfare with previous experience of working with zebrafish or other aquatic model organisms and live feeds for aquaculture.

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a group are required. An ability of initiative and a structured approach is important for this position. As a person, you will be expected to be efficient, accurate, and eager to develop the operation. We value a good sense of service. Particular emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The position requires good English language skills.

Additional qualifications: Biological post-secondary education in biology and/or chemistry. Courses in Laboratory Animal Science, Fish and Swedish Legislation, Ethics and Animal Use and 3R or equivalent

The application should include a letter describing yourself and relevant experience, CV, copies of diplomas and certificates. Include contact information for at least two reference persons. 

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-04-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 30-09-2020.

Scope of employment: 50%

For further information about the position please contact: Beata Filipek Gorniok, e-mail ebc_zf@ebc.uu.se. 

Please submit your application by 26 March 2020, UFV-PA 2020/877.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2020-09-30
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2020-04-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/877
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 12.Mar.2020
Last application date 26.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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