Laboratory Engineer - Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils

Updated: 19 days ago

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.


The group Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils in the Department of Soil and Environment is looking for laboratory engineer. You will conduct soil chemical analyses, develop methods for such analysis, and prepare soil as well as plant samples for analyses. You will maintain different instruments and educate and assist users. You will assist postdocs, PhD students, and Master students in their laboratory work. Further, you will be responsible for safety practices and ordering of laboratory materials.


You have a Master or PhD in chemistry, environmental sciences or a similar. You have experience using one or more of the following techniques IRMS-OES, LC, TOC or continuous flow analysis. You can work independently and ideally already have experience analyzing environmental samples. You have good communication and teamwork skills.  

Good knowledge of English is a requirement, and it is an advantage if you also have good knowledge of Swedish.

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Form of employment:

Permanent employment, with initially six month probation time.



Starting date:

Autumn 2022 or according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2022-07-24, 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 better world.

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.

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