Research Engineer

Stockholm University Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Research engineer

Ref. No. SU FV-4538-19


At the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Closing date: 09 January 2020.

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) is one of the larger academic departments at the Faculty of Sciences of Stockholm University. At DBB, a number of prominent research groups work, whose interests span across biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular modelling and neuroscience, as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations between these fields. These subjects are also taught in graduate and undergraduate courses at the Department. One profile area of international renown is the study of biological membranes and their constituent proteins. DBB also hosts an expanding branch of neurochemistry, including e.g. studies of neuronal networks and their roles in controlling instinctive behaviours.

Our premises are primarily located in the Arrhenius laboratories at the Frescati campus, neighbouring to other departments focussed on chemistry and biology. DBB is also closely associated with the Science for Life Laboratory, where a number of our research groups work. Over 300 staff, including ca. 110 graduate students, are currently active at DBB. For more information about DBB, please go to:


Main responsibilities
We are now looking to recruit a research engineer. The tasks will include ordering goods and services and processing invoices, performing inventories and ensuring that registers (e.g. chemical stores) are up to date and in order as well as other work environment assignments, introducing new co-workers to the facilities and routines, participating in the application process for permits that are required for the research as well as certain administrative tasks. You will be responsible for keeping order of experimental animals and determining their genotype, and performing surgical procedures on these animals. Furthermore you will independently perform laboratory techniques such as tissue sectioning, immunohistochemical staining, PCR etc. and teaching these techniques to other group members. Participating in general and departmental group activities and areas of responsibilities is also part of the work.


Qualification requirements
The ideal candidate will have several years of experience working with histochemical techniques (e.g. immunofluorescence), molecular biology (e.g. PCR and Western blot) and cell culture. Solid experience of practical handling of experimental animals (rodents) is a merit of particular value, as such activities are part of the position. Ability to communicate fluently in spoken and written English is a requirement, as the research groups includes members who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue. The successful applicant is responsible and enjoys solving problems, and is attracted by a job that requires flexibility, and an ability to communicate and collaborate. In addition, the successful applicant is organized and careful. Personal suitability will be considered in the evaluation of candidates.


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.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Christian Broberger,


Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


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Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

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Closing date: 20/01/2020


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