Department of Plant Breeding
SLU's Department of Plant Breeding (VF), located in Alnarp (near Lund and
Malmö, in Skåne, southern Sweden), focuses on research, education and
innovation work of strategic importance for a sustainable and profitable
cultivation of crops for production of plant-based food, feed and industrial
products in a changing climate. The Department is recognized as a
multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative research institute working on
current and future challenges. It comprises about 100 staff and co-workers
that includes professors, docents, researchers, postdocs, PhD-students and
support staff and is organized in three divisions, namely, Plant Breeding,
Plant Biotechnology, and Plant Product Quality. The research efforts include
strategic as well as applied research. VF uses a wide range of techniques
–from field experiments and characterisation of agricultural biodiversity to
genetics, genomics, biotechnology, biochemistry, physical chemistry,
physiology, and modelling. As an integral part of the activities, the
department also run two public plant breeding programs in apples and potatoes.
We are now looking for an engaged and meticulous person as research assistant
for our Plant Biotechnology division.
Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at
https: // www. slu.se/en/about-slu/work-at-slu/
The person we are looking for will perform and develop experimental work in
various research projects. The tasks will be of a varying nature, and include
plant tissue culture, molecular biology methods and metabolic analysis. The
daily work will involve participation in the development and execution of
genome editing and transformation of plants. In addition to this also
molecular biology methods as PCR, qPCR, treatment of nucleotide sequences,
marker and fragment analyzes and other existing analytical methods. Certain
tasks in greenhouse and fieldwork may be included in the employment.
A candidate for the employment must have an education as a biomedical analyst
or an education in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent at
least on bachelor's level. Experience of practical work in molecular biology,
biochemistry and / or tissue culture is an advantage. The applicant must be
service-oriented and great emphasis will be placed on the candidate's
analytical ability, flexibility, independence and ability to work in
collaboration. We value work experience of responsibility for technical
equipment and organisational and ordering procedures. Ability to communicate
in Swedish and excellent spoken and written English are required.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.
We welcome your application no later than 2022-09-15, use the button below.
Academic union representatives:
https: // internt.slu.se/en/my-employment/employee-associations/kontaktpersoner-
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.
+46 (0) 40 41 50 13
Head of Department