Ref. No. SU FV-2706-23
The Stockholm University Department of Environmental Science is currently recruiting a research engineer and laboratory manager.
The Department of Environmental Science is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. The department consists of four units with more than 170 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focus on atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, climate change, environmental and analytical chemistry, as well as chemical risk assessments.. The Biogeochemistry Unit has strong, externally-funded research with focus on the composition and functioning of the biogeosphere-atmosphere system, how it is affected by anthropogenic perturbations such as climate warming, and the natural cycles of carbon and other important elements and substances. Two research areas that attract large interests are (i) how the thawing permafrost in the Arctic affects large-scale carbon and nitrogen cycling, including triggering release of greenhouse gases, and (ii) how air pollution in Asia and Africa affects the composition of the atmosphere and the climate.
High-quality analysis of natural organic molecules in environmental samples from air, soil, water and sediments is since long central to our research. This can range from simple molecules such as methane, halocarbons (other VOCs) to lipids, amino acids and complex fractions of structural components such as lignin and cutin, as well as organometallic compounds. A central theme is the use of various gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) techniques, incl. extraction and sample preparation stages and data analysis. This "molecular biogeochemistry" is a core component of contemporary biogeochemistry.
We are now seeking a full-time Research Engineer to function as support for ongoing research activities, and be responsible in the role as laboratory manager as the long-term coordination of the organic analytical laboratory activities.
Main responsibilities are analytical laboratory management, including:
You will also be responsible for:
We seek a well-organized and service-oriented person with a great aptitude for both learning and mentoring new techniques, and with:
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately or per agreement.
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Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Örjan Gustafsson, telephone: +46 703 24 73 17, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Marcus Sundbom, Unit Head, telephone: +46 8 674 72 42, email@example.com.
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Closing date: 15/09/2023