Laboratory engineer

Updated: 3 months ago

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment ( ) 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 140 employees. The research focuses on geochemical and hydrological processes, aquatic ecology and biodiversity, microcial ecology as well as on environmental chemistry and aquatic ecotoxicology. The department is part of a Soil-Water-Environment cluster, a competence centre for landscape-level processes that also includes the Departments of ‘Soil and Environment’ and ‘Energy and Technology’. The breadth of expertise among the 300 members in combination with a well-equipped infrastructure creates a unique platform for high quality research as well as environmental monitoring and assessment.

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU at


We are seeking a university-trained laboratory engineer for preparation of environmental samples (water, biota, sediment, etc.) using solid phase and other extraction methods for chemical analysis of organic environmental pollutants (e.g., PFAS, pharmaceuticals) at trace levels. The duties also include various kinds of practical support to research and educational activities, such as organizing and participating in sampling campaigns, organizing and maintaining order in laboratories and associated spaces, overall support in chemical analyses and support to master and PhD students and guest researchers.


Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry or equivalent, preferably with a focus on environmental/analytical chemistry. Experience of laboratory work in environmental organic chemistry is a requirement and experience of sample processing of various matrices for the analysis of PFAS and pharmaceuticals at trace level is merited. You should also have experience in organizing and planning laboratory work, both your own work and for others. Good language skills in English (oral and written) are required. Emphasis is also placed on personal qualities such as being meticulous, service minded and having organizational and collaborative skills.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



Starting date:

December 2023


We welcome your application no later than 2023-11-22, please use the button below.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Contact person

URL to this page

Similar Positions