Research engineer in analytical chemistry, especially mass spectrometry

Lund University
January 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Lunds universitet, LTH, Kemiska institutionen LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

You will work together with researchers in chemical and medical research areas, who are looking for your help regarding mass spectrometric analyses. The work is extremely varied and includes many different research questions. At the unit, there are two research groups in analytical chemistry, which gives you the opportunity to discuss analytical chemistry challenges and problems

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties

You will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the mass spectrometry infrastructure including associated chromatographic equipment at the Center for Analysis and Synthesis. This includes analyzes and method development, for both internal and external users, as well as supporting users of mass spectrometry at the unit. The tasks also include troubleshooting and maintenance of the instrumentation, e.g. oil changes in pre-vacuum pumps, calibration, cleaning of instruments and simpler interventions on the instrumentation. In the event of a major fault with the equipment, you are responsible for contacting the relevant service technician. You are responsible for booking the instruments, developing and maintaining user routines for the mass spectrometers, as well as, together with the unit's IT staff, handling and storing data generated on the instruments. You will be the supervisor of a small group of people (about two people at the moment), who maintain instruments at the unit. In this capacity, you will represent the technical staff at the Unity Council. The position may also include some teaching, as well as time for own research.


Required qualifications for the position are:

  • A bachelor's degree in chemistry or a similar subject
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Documented knowledge in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry
  • Experience with high-resolution mass spectrometry (QTOF or orbitrap)
  • Documented experience in method development in chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • Documented experience in maintenance of mass spectrometers and associated chromatography systems
  • Independence and capacity to independently plan and lead work in mass spectrometry
  • Good ability to collaborate and support people from different activities in the field of mass spectrometry
  • Experience in supervising employees and/or students
  • Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of analytical chemistry or similar
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish
  • Experience of working with instruments from several different manufacturers
  • Experience working with ion mobility mass spectrometry
  • Experience in quantitative mass spectrometry with QQQ instruments
  • Experience of structure investigation using MS/MS
  • Experience in producing documents for user routines
  • Experience handling bookings for instrument time
  • Consideration will also be given to how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

    Further information

    Employment is for an indefinite term with a scope of 100 per cent of full time starting as soon as possible or by agreement. Probationary employment may be applied.

    How to apply

    Applications are to be submitted via the University's recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”

    Welcome with your application!

    LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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    Type of employment Permanent position

    Contract type Full time First day of employment By agreement Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/59 Contact

  • Ulf Ellervik, [email protected], 046-2228220
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 16.Jan.2023 Last application date 30.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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