Research engineer

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 08 Dec 2022

Published: 2022-11-17

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Uppsala University is a strong and international research environment. The department has about 85 employees and here, doctoral students, teachers, researchers and administrators work closely together in a creative and open environment. More information about the department can be found at .

The research at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry spans a wide range of subjects. In the research group Analytical Pharmaceutical Chemistry, the projects are focused on bioanalysis of drugs, drugs in the environment, metabolomics and lipidomics. One focus area concerns separation science and mass spectrometry with the overall aim to create faster, more selective and sensitive analytical methods for drugs and endogenous compounds. The technique mainly used in the projects is liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry, LC-MS/(MS). More information on the research is available at .

Within the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, there is a research infrastructure with support from the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, which performs analytical services in the above-mentioned areas.

We now have an available position as Research Engineer in organic chemical analysis in this infrastructure.

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The research engineer will mainly work with analytical method development and validation, as well as planning and execution of chemical analyses with LC-MS/MS. Summarizing and reporting of results will be included. Contacts with the clients/collaborators of the infrastructure will also be an important part of the duties.

We welcome applicants with an academic degree in analytical chemistry or any other subject area, which the employer deems to be equivalent. Experience in organic analytical work with chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods is a requirement.

Very good organizational skills and flexibility are required, since the applicant will support complex research projects. Good communication and collaboration skills are necessary, since the work will include internal and external interactions. Good English skills, both in oral communication and in writing is a requirement. The applicant is expected to work independently. Particular weight will be given to personal suitability in the selection process.

Additional qualifications
Experience in quantitative analysis of low molecular weight substances in biological samples is meritorious. Research experience, a Ph.D. degree and experience in laboratory quality assurance (eg. accreditation or GLP) is also meritorious.

The application must be written in Swedish or English and must contain a personal letter (maximum 1 A4 page), a CV and a degree certificate. Also, please enclose at least one letter of recommendation and contact information (name, e-mail address, phone number) to at least one former employer or colleague.

Selection process
The applications will be ranked according to the following criteria: fulfilment of requirements, earlier experience and personal suitability.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position (probationary period may be applied). Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 January 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Mikael Hedeland, ( och Head of the department Anders Karlén, (

Please submit your application by 8 December 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3962.

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Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3962

Last application date: 2022-12-08

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