Researcher in Biology specializing in Microbiology: Sweden

The School of Science and Technology of the Örebro University is seeking a researcher in Biology specializing in Microbiology.

We seek a researcher in biology, specializing in microbiology in the School of Science and Technology, The Life Science Center. The researcher will be part of the Systems Immunology and Microbiology group. The researcher will primarily participate in an on going study using the C. elegans nematode model to evaluate microbe-host interactions and persistent per/poly-fluorinated organic substances (PFAS). The position will include up to 30% teaching.

Duties and responsibilities 

The tasks will consist of conducting research into the functional and genomic effects of environmental waters contaminated with per/poly-fluorinated compounds. This will involve laboratory-based studies on microbe-host interactions when exposed to PFAS using the C. elegans model organism. The researcher should have experience in microbiology, molecular biology and has previously worked with C. elegans as a model system. The position will include up to 30% teaching in biology.


To qualify as a researcher, the candidate must have a doctorate in biological sciences, biomedicine, medical sciences or biotechnology.

Assessment criteria 

We attach particular importance to the fact that the applicant has documented skills and has exhibited independence in research and in terms of using techniques in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology and with the C. elegans nematode model. Additionally, experience in microscopy and working with industry will be considered valuable. We also attach great importance to competence in both written and oral communication of research and international research experience.


The position is full-time for 6 months (2019-01-01 – 2019-06-30). The start date of the position is 1 January 2019. Örebro University has an individual salary. Further information contact Professor Jana Jass, phone 019-30-3143 (


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
  • CV, including 2 personal references
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references
  • Scientific publications for consideration (maximum of 10)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 2018-12-16. We look forward to receiving your application!

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