Project assistant at the Zebrafish unit

Uppsala University

Application deadline

May 12, 2021

Project assistant at the Zebrafish unit

Uppsala University, Department of Organismal Biology 

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Opening of a 3 month project assistant position 50 % at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Unit, SciLifeLab.

Duties: As a project assistant at the Genome Engineering Zebrafish Unit, SciLifeLab you are responsible for adequate husbandry of the zebrafish in the unit. 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 work will be required. The candidate will work closely to the users of the unit 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.

The application should include a letter describing yourself and relevant experience, CV, copies of diplomas and certificates. Include contact information for at least two reference persons.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 01-06-2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position ending 31-08-2021.

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 12 of May 2021, UFV-PA 2021/1698.

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Type of employmentTemporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires2021-08-31
Contract typePart-time
SalaryIndividual salary
Number of positions1
Working hours50 %
CountyUppsala län
Reference numberUFV-PA 2021/1698
Union representativeSeko Universitetsklubben,
Last application date12.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

Last updated: 2021-04-29

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