Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment (www. slu.se/aquatic-
sciences) is working with applied environmental science, with a national
responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with
respect to water chemistry, pollution and aquatic biota. The department has
some 130 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological
processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, as well as on aquatic
ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry. The department is part of a Soil-
Water-Environment cluster, a recently established competence center for
landscape-level processes that also includes the Departments of ‘Soil and
Environment' and ‘Energy and Technology'.
We are seeking a researcher who will perform screening for very persistent and
very mobile (vPvM) organic micropollutants in the aquatic environment using
high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) with special focus on contaminated
water. Water samples will be analysed in the POPs-lab at the Department of
Aquatic Sciences Assessment using liquid chromatography coupled to high
resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS). The duties also include
prioritization of candidate pollutants, method development, processing of
large data sets, data analysis, statistical evaluation as well as report and
scientific paper writing (in English). You will work in a team consisting of
several senior researchers and PhD students and with access to different types
Applicants shall hold a PhD in environmental/analytical chemistry or similar.
Specialization towards analysis of organic micropollutants in water and
experience with liquid-chromatography coupled with high-resolution MS
(suspect and non-target screening) are highly valuable merits. Data
processing and visualization skills using statistical computing and graphics,
e.g. R, are of merits too. Emphasis is also placed on personal characteristics
such as interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills and the
ability to work independently. Proficiency in English (spoken and written)
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Fixed term employment of 6 months, with possible extension.
2021-10-14 or according to agreement.
We welcome your application no later than 2021-09-27, use the button below.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the
understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural
resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas.
SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree
programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management,
environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
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 in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.