Lab manager in Biomaterials (part-time: 50%)

Updated: 2 months ago

A lab manager position is available in the group of Professor Molly Stevens in the division of Biomaterials at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and biophysics (MBB). The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team with a translational profile aiming at supporting the reserach group and organising the relocation of the lab to Biomedicum.

The position is available as part-time (50%) for 1 year fixed-term (from September 2017).
The successful candidate will be involved in administration and organisation of the laboratory and research group. This includes ordering of chemicals and equipment, processing of invoices, inventory control of laboratory equipment and supplies, overseeing the repairs and maintenance of laboratory equipment by arranging for on or off site repairs, administrative tasks, liaise with research staff to support the group’s activities to ensure continuity in the laboratory work, attending relevant meetings, and co-ordinating and organising the move of the lab to the new Biomedicum building.

The lab of Molly Stevens is part of the Biomaterials division of MBB. For more information see and

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for raising purchase orders for laboratory supplies. 
  • Processing of invoices.
  • Attending Biomedicum-related meetings. 
  • Organisation of Biomedicum laboratory space and relocation of the group.
  • Taking care of administrative tasks including contracts, reimbursement and liaising with HR.
  • Managing and organising the general lab space.
  • Undertaking any necessary training and/or development.
  • Overseeing the repairs and maintenance of laboratory equipment by arranging for on or off site repairs.
  • Inventory control of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Monitor lab safety and address potential hazards, including risk analysis and chemical inventory

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in lab management [Essential]
  • Experience in laboratory work [Essential]

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English [Essential]
  • Written and oral communication skills in Swedish [Desired]
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment [Essential]
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply new concepts [Essential]
  • A creative approach to problem-solving [Essential]
  • Experience in project and lab management [Essential]

Entry requirements

The candidate must have a bachelor degree.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including education, previous positions, academic title, current position, language skills, and work experience
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • Names and contact details of two references 
  • The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

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