Project assistant at the Zebrafish facility

Uppsala University

Application deadline

September 29, 2021

Project assistant at the Zebrafish facility

Uppsala University, Department of Organismal Biology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Organismal Biology teaches and explores the evolution, development and function on the organismal level. For more information see

Opening of a 6 month project assistant position 50 % at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Facility, SciLifeLab.

Duties: As a project assistant at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Facility, SciLifeLab you are responsible for adequate husbandry of the zebrafish in the facility. This includes: feeding, maintenance of aquatic systems, control of water quality and maintaining appropriate records. Additionally, work may include managing fish breeding and health checks of zebrafish. Occasionally some tasks can be physically demanding. Weekend and holiday work will be required. The candidate will work closely to the users of the facility and be helpful.

Requirements: Gymnasium degree or skills that the employer considers equivalent. We are looking for qualified and motivated candidates with an interest in animal health and welfare. 

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a group are required. An ability of initiative and a structured approach is important for this position. As a person, you will be expected to be efficient, accurate, and eager to develop the operation. We value a good sense of service. Particular emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The position requires good English language skills.

Additional qualifications: Biological post-secondary education in biology and/or chemistry. Previous experience of working with zebrafish or other aquatic model organisms and live feeds for aquaculture.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-10-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-03-2022.

Scope of employment: 50%

For further information about the position please contact: Tiffany Klingström, phone number +46-(0)18 – 471 2635, e-mail .

Please submit your application by 29 September 2021, UFV-PA 2021/3373.

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Last updated: 2021-09-16

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