Researcher assistent 50%

Ref PAR 2022/1506

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality research and education in chemical sciences and molecular life sciences. Our research and education focuses on a deep understanding of chemical and biological processes in cells and in the environment. We address important societal issues such as antibiotic resistance, cancer, brain diseases, environmental problems and climate change. In this way, we contribute to achieving the UN's global goals for sustainable development in the areas of good health and well-being, sustainable energy for all, sustainable cities and communities, and combating climate change. The department is an international environment with interdisciplinary collaborations in both research and education and contributes strongly to the University of Gothenburg's top ranking in life science. The department is responsible for postgraduate education in the subject area Natural Sciences with a focus on chemistry, biophysics, biology and educational science. In addition, the department hosts educational programs in molecular biology, genomics and systems biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, as well as prescription education. The department collaborates with various societal actors such as schools, business and authorities. The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology has around 200 employees. We are located in central premises both on Campus Johanneberg and on Campus Medicinareberget in Gothenburg.


Office assistant in arranging travel, submitting papers, proposal reports, filing, document preparation, budgets and economics for group of 20 researchers, handling bills and payments, ordering supplies and equipment, arranging meetings and planning and coordinating the move of three research groups to the Natrium building in summer 2023. 


We are looking for someone who is committed and familiar with issues related to collaboration, research, purchasing and interfacing with administration. You should have a strong drive and ability to plan and carry out projects / tasks based on strategies and goals and can think strategically and to create an overall picture of the situation. You need to have good speech and writing skills in English and functional skills in Swedish. Experience in management including financial issues of larger groups is important. You need to have experience in handling bills and payments, ordering supplies and equipment.  In addition, we wish that the person who hired is a good listener and open and service-oriented. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and ability to work together.

Merit:  Updating websites is another desirable merit and Practical experience and understanding of research concepts are meritorious.


The employment is a fixed term during 360 days, part-time, 50% at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact professor Andrew Ewing, e-mail:,  phone: +46 076-1172293


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Applications must be received by: 2022-12-08

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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