Laboratory technician

Updated: 5 months ago

The position is placed at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden. The department offers a creative and stimulating environment and perform internationally recognized basic and applied research, education and environmental monitoring in the research areas: animal ecology, aquatic ecology, molecular ecology and restoration ecology (see ). The department has a large proportion of international employees and well established national and international cooperation which gives opportunities for fruitful exchange.

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Preparation of feather and tissue samples from Bean Geese for DNA analyses. The work needs to be conducted in the laboratory facilities of SLU’s department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies in Umeå, and in close collaboration with the project leader and management of the department’s Molecular Ecology Lab.


The applicant needs to have basic academic knowledge in genetics and wildlife ecology. Basic experience of biological laboratory work is also mandatory. Collaboration skills and accuracy are vital.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Hourly paid fixed-term employment. This means that you will be offered work on occasional short-term occasions until the 31st of December 2023.

These are fixed-term contracts under 5§ of the Employment Protection Act. Being available in this way means that you can accept or reject each job you are offered and that a new employment relationship begins at that time. A job offer can last from a few hours to several weeks.

Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-09-18, please use the button below.

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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.

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