Project Assistant

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About the position

The person who receives this position will assist active researchers within the group with various practical activities such as cultivation and maintenance of plants in greenhouses as well as phenotyping in the field. The job duties will also include plant pathological work such as cultivation of fungal cultures, microscopy, infection studies, and method development. Additionally, the work will involve the development of genomic tools and resources for use in plant breeding.

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The person we are looking for should have education in biology, biotechnology, or genetics and plant breeding. Experience in field and greenhouse experimentation combined with laboratory work is advantageous. Candidates with knowledge in plant cultivation and experience in pre-breeding for resistance against insects and fungal diseases are encouraged to apply. Experience in using R and performing association studies is advantageous. It is important that you can easily collaborate with various individuals and functions throughout the entire institution, and it is a requirement that you are proficient in English both verbally and in writing.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will be given to factors such as flexibility, drive and independence, accuracy, as well as how the applicant's experience and expertise are judged to complement and strengthen the research work at the institution.

About us

The Department of Plant Breeding teaches and performs strategic and applied research on horticultural and agricultural crops with the aim of providing knowledge, tools and products for a bio-based economy, improved environment and human health. In the plant breeding division, we use a wide range of both conventional and modern breeding technologies, ranging from field experiments to evaluation of genetic diversity to genetic, omics, biotechnological, biochemical and physiological approaches.

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Form of employment:

Fixed-term employment 12 months with possibility for extension.



Start date:

As agreed. 


Please submit your application before deadline  on the 16th of February 2024. You can submit your application by clicking 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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