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We are looking for a laboratory assistant in Chemistry for a fixed-term position at the Man-Technology-Environment research centre.
The Man-Technology-Environment Research Centre (MTM) at Örebro University is a strong research environment focusing on applied research on chemical compounds of different origin in the environment and their relations to sustainable development. This includes identification of hazardous chemicals enabling actions for their removal from the environment. One project focuses on known and unknown per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in human blood in a Norwegian cohort. PFAS are man-made chemicals and have been found in the environment. Some studies have shown some health effects upon exposure to these substances. In this project, concentrations of PFAS and extractable organofluorine (EOF) will be measured in human sera collected from Norway to assess human exposure.
Duties and responsibilities
The laboratory assistant will support the analysis of PFAS in for sample preparation including extraction of human sera samples as well as analysis of samples using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and combustion ion chromatography (CIC). The work includes sample extraction, separation, identification and quantification of the target compounds including necessary QA/QC steps and documentation of the results.
The candidate shall have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or equivalent degree and be very familiar with the steps of chemical analysis of food samples at trace levels using LC/MS-MS method. Fluency in English is required.
Great importance will be attached to your personal qualities; the ability to work independently and engage with other people in a way that instils confidence; and a good track-record when it comes to cooperation.
We expect you to be flexible and open to change and that you take a quality-driven and responsible approach to your duties.
This is a fixed-term full-time position for 2 months. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.
For more information about the position, contact Leo Yeung +46 19 30 14 21, email: Leo.Yeung@oru.se, or Head of department Ingrid Jogsten Ericson, +46 19 30 12 09, email: email@example.com.
At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.
Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.
The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.
For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
• Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
• CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
• Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying your knowledge and skills
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.
The application deadline is 2023-12-15. We look forward to receiving your application!
As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.
As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.