Lund university, Faculty of science, Department of biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Work duties
We are seeking a project assistant to participate in daily tasks at the Tunlid and Persson Lab, specializing in forest soil microbial ecology. Responsibilities include fungal microbiology tasks like medium preparation, transplantation, and enzyme assays. The role also involves nucleic acid purifications from fungal cultures and environmental samples for DNA and RNA genome sequencing, as well as high-throughput amplicon sequencing. The assistant will work closely with master's and PhD students, and postdoctoral researchers from the group. For more information, visit


  • Master's (MSc) degree in biology, microbiology, or microbial ecology.
  • Work experience in axenic conditions, ideally with microorganisms and/or nucleic acid extraction.
  • Knowledge about environmental microbiology and microbial ecology.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to strong collaborative skills and a keen interest and curiosity in fungal biology.

Terms of employment
Fixed-term full-time employment for 8 months, preferably starting on October 1st, 2023.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position. The application should also contain a CV and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-10-01 or according to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2823
  • Dimitrios Floudas, senior lecturer, 0722230088
  • Francois Maillard, postdoctoral researcher, 0706778737
  • Helena Skönvall, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 07.Sep.2023
Last application date 21.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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