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Research Assistant

Gothenburg University

Diary id:

PAR 2019/38

Employment level:

Time limited employment (temporary)


Department of Marine Sciences

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The department for Marine Sciences ( is Sweden's most complete academic environment for marine research and education, and it is one of few such institutions in Europe. Thus the department has excellent opportunities to meet future challenges in marine research and education. The department of Marine Sciences are located with permanent staff in Gothenburg and at the research stations Kristineberg and Tjärnö on the Swedish west coast north of Gothenburg.

Job assignments

Department of marine sciences – Tjärnö is looking for a research assistant for a research project on the effects of brown algal polysaccharides as probiotics for chickens.

The work includes laboratory work focused on extraction and purification of laminarin from brown seaweeds, including handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment (centrifuges, dialysis etc).


A bachelor degree in biology, chemistry, or marine sciences is required. The successful candidate should be careful in their work and be able to work independently in the laboratory. Documented experience of previous laboratory work is meriting. The successful candidate should be able to communicate orally in Swedish or English. Great emphasis is put into personal suitability and the ability to work in a team. 

For further information about the position

Please contact Gunilla Toth, assoc prof, +46 (0)31-786 9614,


Gunnar Cervin, principal research engineer, +46 (0)31-786 9689,



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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you click on the button “Apply”. The application is to be written in Swedish or English and should include the following information and documents:

  • Personal letter

  • CV

  • Description of any previous experience of laboratory work

  • Description of other merits and inclusion of other documents that you wish to be considered.

  • Names and contact details of 2-3 reference persons.The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

  • Salary is determined on an individual basis. 

  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

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