Uppsala University, Department of Organismal Biology

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The position is at the SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility at the Department of Organismal Biology. 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

SciLifeLab Ancient DNA is a core facility that provides analysis of ancient DNA as a service to researchers, contract archaeologists, museum staff and others. SciLifeLab Ancient DNA is active both at the Department of Organismal Biology and the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University. For more information see www.scilifelab.se/facilities/ancient-dna

Duties/Project description:  Work in ancient DNA clean room laboratory and regular molecular biology laboratories to generate DNA sequence data from mainly human and animal specimens, but also other types of material. The work includes lab management, project documentation, sampling, DNA extraction, library preparation, quality controls and routine cleaning of the laboratory. An important task is to follow the literature on ancient DNA analysis and improve, develop and implement relevant new methods.

Requirements: PhD in molecular biology, biomedicine, genetics or other topic that the employer see as equivalent. Documented experience of ancient DNA laboratory work. Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. An emphasis is made on personal qualities, such as planning and organisational skill, ability to cooperate, being service minded, reliability and meticulousness.

Additional qualifications: Experience of research in molecular biology. Experience of work with ancient DNA in in clear-room laboratory and high-throughput DNA sequencing. Experience of work in a molecular biology core facility.

Salary: According to agreement.

Starting date: December 14, 2020, or according to agreement.

Type of employment: Senior research engineer, permanent employment.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Magnus Lundgren, magnus.lundgren@scilifelab.uu.se, 018-471 2696.

Please submit your application by 12 November 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3661.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment December 14, 2020
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/3661
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 29.Oct.2020
Last application date 12.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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