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The Department of Molecular Biology

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We are now looking for a research engineer for a fixed-term employment of one year fulltime. Last application date is August 7, 2019.

Projekt description and work tasks

You will join a research team that is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), which is internationally well-connected through the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Nordic Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The research group seeks to understand how malaria parasites are transmitted by mosquitoes.

You will work with routine technical support for our important genetic screenings in a malaria model in rodents during a significant part of the working hours. You will assist members of the research group in identifying gene function for malaria parasite transfer to mosquitoes. The work includes molecular cloning and experimental alteration of DNA, preparation of DNA or RNA sequencing libraries, and culture and dissection of mosquitoes. You will also perform work to genetically alter malaria parasites. The work is done under supervision.

You will help maintain the public order and safety of the laboratory.


Applicants should have:

  • A Master's degree in molecular biology or biotechnology, or equivalent.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of different genetic modification methods.
  • Experience of following instructions from the superior to follow the protocol and implement procedures with accuracy and have good ability to carefully document the data.
  • Excellent ability to work in teams and to communicate verbally and in writing in English within the research group.
  • At least 6 months of experience in molecular cloning and experimental genetics.
  • Experience of growing mammalian cells
  • Laboratory safety experience.

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience of Western blot analysis and genetic alteration of bacterial genome with Gibson assembly and recombinase-mediated DNA technology.
  • Practical experience and good knowledge of "reverse genetics" techniques, such as CRISPR.


You apply via our recruitment system, last day to apply is 7 August 2019. Your application must contain the following documents written in English (preferably) or Swedish:

  • A CV with information on education, a list of past and present positions and a list of publications.
  • A personal letter describing research experience, interests and motivation for applying for the job.
  • Contact information for one to three reference persons.

 Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-09-01 or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1116-19
  • Oliver Billker,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 25.Jun.2019
Last application date 07.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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