The Department of Soil & Environment is a leading center for soil science,
nationally and internationally. We conduct research, environmental monitoring
& assessment and higher education for sustainable soil management in
agricultural, forest and urban environments. Outcomes are aligned to and
contribute towards national and international strategies on food security,
environmental protection and climate reporting as well as the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development. The majority of the department's activities is
located in the Soil-Water-Environment center at the SLU Ultuna campus in
Uppsala with one research group situated in Skara.
As laboratory engineer you will be involved in several research projects that
aim to evaluate soil quality with following duties:
In collaboration with researchers, method development for e.g. assessment
of soil quality, isothermal calorimetry, analysis of stable isotopes in
gaseous samples as well as biodegradation of plastics
Conduct and process data from soil biochemical analyses
Maintenance of instruments and equipment
Assist members of the group in field- and laboratory work
Supervise the laboratory work of PhD and MSc students
We are looking for a person with a university degree in soil science,
chemistry, environmental sciences or similar qualification. Practical
experience in (bio)chemical analyses of environmental samples is a
requirement. You are analytical meticulous, enjoying both routine work as well
as maintaining instruments in the laboratory. Within the position, you will
have great responsibility in the supervision of students at different
educational levels in the laboratory. You should have very good experiences in
data management using a PC. Following experiences are highly desirable:
evaluating the microbial functional diversity profiles using MicroRespTM
and/or isothermal calorimetry, analysis of stable isotopes in gaseous samples
as well as skills in environmental, (bio)chemical analyses.
In addition, we will lay emphasis on personal characteristics, initiative and
organizational ability as well as communication skills, flexibility and the
ability to work in a team situated in multicultural environment.
Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is a requirement, and it is
an advantage if you have good knowledge of Swedish.
B driver's license is a requirement.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Permanent employment, with initially six months probation time.
September 2022 or according to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2022-08-22, use the button below.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class
international university with research, education and environmental assessment
within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp,
Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations,
experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring
together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the
same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and
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.