Research Engineer: Research Support for in vivo Malaria Model: Sweden

You will join a research team that is part of the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) at Umeå University, which is internationally well-connected through The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine (see:, and

Description of tasks

We are building a new research group at MIMS to study the mosquito transmission of malaria parasites in a rodent model. The project forms part of a major effort funded by the European Research Council to systematically identify parasite gene functions in malaria transmission. You will work with different members of the team to provide specialized support for work with our rodent malaria transmission model, including the breeding and dissection of mosquitoes, infection of cultured cells and maintaining parasites in mice and rats. You will also provide general laboratory management. The position is for two years. The position is full time and is placed at the Department of Molecular Biology (Umeå University, Sweden).

The position is expected to start in September 2018 or as otherwise agreed. For additional information, visit our lab page (, or contact Oliver Billker ( We will interview continuously for this post. If you fulfill criteria close to but not including all essential requirements, we would still encourage you to apply.

Essential qualifications

  • The equivalent of a European bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biological science.
  • Proven skills in cell culture.
  • Two or more years’ experience in research with a rodent model of disease (preferentially mouse), including experience in administering i. v. injections and anaesthesia.
  • Two or more years’ experience in rearing insects for research.
  • Lab management experience including qualifications in general and biological health and safety.
  • Ability to follow protocols and procedures precisely.
  • Good experimental and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent team working and communications skills for this highly interactive role.
  • Good oral and written communication in English.
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