Lunds universitet, LTH, Kemiska institutionen (LTH)

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.

Description of the workplace 

The Division of Pure and Applied Biochemistry has research and education within molecular imprinting, bioseparation, protein engineering, bio- and biomimetic sensors, plant breeding/analysis, biomaterial, and biomedical nutrition. Closely linked to the unit’s course activities, we also supervise project students in an international student competition in synthetic biology and for this we are now looking for a project assistant linked to the laboratory part of the project.

We offer 

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. 
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Work duties 

The position includes supervision of a student competition in synthetic biology. The student competition takes place in project form where the position primarily concerns the laboratory part of the project. You will work with supervision, planning, and some administration related to the laboratory work that the students in the competition perform.


Required qualifications for the position are:

  • You should have knowledge and experience within synthetic biology, such as university-level courses in biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or similar.
  • You should have experience of having worked in project form with laboratory work and be able to work structured and independently towards established goals.
  • You should be responsible and have a safety awareness around laboratory work.
  • You should have good proficiency in written and spoken English.

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • It is an additional qualification if you have a Master’s degree in biotechnology, molecular biology, or similar, or alternatively equivalent relevant studies of about 5 years.
  • It is an additional qualification if you have practical experience of molecular biological laboratory work, such as cloning work and production of DNA constructs for gene expression.
  • It is an additional qualification if you have practical experience of student supervision.
  • It is an additional qualification if you have practical experience of student competitions.

Further information 

The position is a fixed-term employment for two months with desired start on June 24 2024, or according to agreement.

How to apply 

The position is applied for through the university’s recruitment system. The application should include a personal letter where you describe why you are interested in the position and your qualifications. Also attach a CV, copies of diplomas/course transcripts, and contact information for references. The application should be written in Swedish or English.

Welcome with your application! 

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-06-24 or according to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1433
  • Johan Svensson Bonde,,+46462227618
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 02.May.2024
Last application date 16.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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