Laboratory Technician

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 19 Aug 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-2547-22

at the Department of Environmental Science . Closing date: 19 August 2022.

The Department of Environmental Science (ACES) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department consists of four units with more than 190 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

In the Contaminant Chemistry Unit we study all aspects of the occurrence of pollutants in the environment. Areas of particular focus include the discovery of new contaminants, understanding the chemical, physical and biological pathways that contaminants follow, and the development of novel tools and techniques in environmental and analytical chemistry. We strive to synthesize our scientific understanding about the sources, transport, fate, and bioaccumulation of environmental contaminants into mathematical models that inspire new scientific hypotheses, and support environmental decision-making.

The Contaminant Chemistry Unit is seeking a laboratory technician to provide key support functions for our research and student training.

Main responsibilities

  • Taking a leading role in the development and maintenance of a safe laboratory working environment
  • Training of students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists in the preparation of environmental samples for trace analysis of organic contaminants
  • Continuous development of laboratory skills to provide support in a research and teaching environment that is under constant development
  • Preparation and management of laboratory risk assessments in collaboration with students and post-doctoral researchers
  • Procurement and management of lab supplies and equipment (ie, solvents, disposable lab supplies, standards and reagents)
  • Management and supervision of the activities of post-doctoral researchers and students in the lab, particularly with respect to safety
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of wet laboratory equipment
  • Contributing to a good psychosocial work environment with a service-oriented attitude.

Qualification requirements

  • A postsecondary diploma or degree with a focus on chemical analysis / analytical chemistry
  • Theoretical knowledge of, and practical experience in trace analysis of organic contaminants
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and communicate in both English and Swedish is required.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Dr. Matthew MacLeod, telephone: +46 08 674 71 68, and/or Dr. Merle Plassmann,+46 8 674 71 59, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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