Laboratory Assistant, Exposure and Effects Unit


Ref. No. SU FV-0281-24

at the Department of Environmental Science. Closing date: 13 March 2024.
The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. 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 focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

In the Exposure and Effects Unit (ACESx), a laboratory technician is being recruited to provide analytical chemistry support for the trace analysis of organic chemicals in indoor and outdoor air samples. The research project is a funded by Horizon Europe (INQUIRE Project) and includes a broad consortium from 20 global universities and research organizations. The aims of INQUIRE are to improve indoor air quality through better understanding of chemicals present in air of >200 European homes, with attention to sources and potential for toxicological effects. At Stockholm University/ACES we are supporting the INQUIRE project with new passive air sampler technology suitable for trace nontarget analysis of airborne chemicals.

Main responsibilities
The laboratory technician will be supervised by Professor Jonathan Martin and Dr. Adrià Sunyer Caldú in the Exposure & Effects Unit, Department of ACES. The successful candidate will work primarily at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) with a diverse research group in chemical exposomics. A major responsibility will be to give laboratory support for sample preparation and analysis of passive air samples. Specific responsibilities include:

Order and organize laboratory materials and reagents, and create chemical stock solutions.

  • Follow standard operating procedures to clean, package and ship passive air samplers to collaborators in Europe.
  • Receive, organize and preserve samples arriving from the field.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for the extraction and preparation of air samples for mass spectrometry analysis.
  • Keep track of the laboratory procedures, take responsibility on purchasing laboratory material, and communicate this information with team members.

Qualification requirements
Technician positions are appointed primarily to give support in research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish bachelor degree in Chemistry or related sciences, or an equivalent degree from another country. The applicant is expected to have knowledge in analytical chemistry, and previous laboratory experience is essential. A master and/or a PhD degree will be considered a great asset, as will research experience in mass spectrometry.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time employment for the duration of 12 months. 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 Jonathan Martin, telephone: +46 72 146 27 73,

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

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

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

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 13/03/2024

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