Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

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Subject description
The research group of Dr. Feiner and Prof. Uller ( at the Department of Biology is recruiting a project assistant. The group conducts research across a wide range of topics in evolutionary biology, including evolutionary and conservation genomics, developmental genetics, evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), and evolutionary ecology.

Work duties
The project assistant is expected to provide general and specific support for projects in the research group. Specific tasks include to:

  • Carry out basic molecular biology lab work (DNA extraction, library preparation for NGS, PCR, etc.).
  • Manage sample collections and organize digital data management.
  • Carry out aspects of data collection in the field or laboratory.
  • Contribute to animal husbandry.
  • Participate in basic bioinformatic data analyses (e.g., SNP calling) using existing pipelines.
  • Support administration of the research group.
  • Participate in lab management and maintenance.

Appointment to this project assistant position requires that the applicant has a MSc or PhD in a relevant field of biology, such as evolutionary biology. The profile of the applicant is expected to match the work duties outlined above.

Specific requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent practical skills in molecular and/or developmental biology.
  • A minimum of basic experience with bioinformatic analyses, including with NGS data.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Problem-solving attitude, excellent communication skills, and an eagerness to facilitate the research of others.
  • Basic experience with animal care.

Other merits

  • Swedish language skills are advantageous
  • Research experience in a field close to the research of the group is advantageous
  • Prior experience of working with lizards is advantageous 

All qualifications, merits and skills should be supported by documentation. We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen research support within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment 
This is a full-time, permanent employment. A probation period of 6 months will be applicable. Informal inquiries before applying are welcome (

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • Motivation letter describing past experience with research and research support, and statement of interest (max. 2 pages).
  • CV, including a list of publications.
  • Names, relation to and contact information of two professional references.
  • Copy of the MSc or doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that ought to be considered.
Type of employment Permanent position – (starting with a temporary contract)
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st, 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/2545
  • Nathalie Feiner, researcher,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 12.Jul.2022
Last application date 01.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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