Research engineer at Plant Biotechnology division

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The Department of Plant Breeding, at SLU in Alnarp, works with research, education and innovation work. The focus is on activities that are of strategic importance for crops with a sustainable and profitable production of plant-based food, feed and industrial products in a changing climate. The Department constitutes a multidisciplinary, innovative, and creative environment that works with current and future challenges.

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In communication with PI of projects, conduct independent experimentation work in the area of plant molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture, genome editing and analytics. The position is expected to take the main responsibility as Laboratory manager in the Plant Biotechnology division and have a central role in the facilitation of laboratory functionality in interaction with PIs, technical staff, postdocs and PhD students. Further work tasks are in setting up student laboratory in basic education. It is expected that the position will contain elements of assisting in research communication in the form of publications or poster presentations.


An MSc in biology related to plant biology is required with a PhD exam as meriting for the position. Documented experience of plant research and solid laboratory experimentation in the direction of plant molecular biology, tissue culture and genome editing is required.  Experience with setting up and conducting student laboratory is required. Special emphasis is placed on the personal characteristics of the applicant. The candidate must be analytical and accurate, and have a good ability to work independently and in collaboration with others within given time frames.

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Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment.



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According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-03-14, us 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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