Research engineer in plant cell wall chemistry

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The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU, is looking for a Research engineer in plant cell wall chemistry. The
department forms, together with the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University, Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC;, one of Europe's strongest research centres in experimental plant biology. Within UPSC, around 200 people are employed, including 30 research leaders. The research at UPSC is focused on plant biology and plant biotechnology, with research groups working on, for example, wood biology, plant cell biology, plant molecular biology, ecophysiology and forest genetics.


The department is recruiting a research engineer to work within the area of cell wall chemistry, with emphasis on the analysis of
glycoproteins and other cell wall components. The applicant is expected to work in close collaboration with researchers at UPSC,
especially within the biopolymer analytical facility (


To qualify for employment, you should have obtained a doctorate degree in plant physiology. Particular importance will be given to
scientific skills within the areas of plant cell wall biology and chemistry. Experience of working with different analytical techniques,
particularly LC-MS/MS, as well as good ability to communicate in written and spoken English is also required.

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Temporary employment, 12 months, with possible extension.



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We welcome your application no later than 2021-05-07, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

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 in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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