Research Engineer in Geological Sciences
Stockholm University Department of Geological Sciences

Research Engineer Responsible for the Stable Isotope Lab

Ref. No. SU FV-2460-20


at the Department of Geological Sciences. Closing date: 29 August 2020.

Stockholm University is a leading university in Europe. The University has more than 27 000 students, 1 400 doctoral students and 5 700 staff members active within natural and human sciences.The Department of Geological Sciences is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Science with about 70 employees and 1000 students. The department supports a broad range of basic research within marine geology, geochemistry and classical geology.

Main responsibilities

We are looking for a self-motivated person with the ability to take initiatives who can be part of a modern geochemical research environment. You will be responsible for the stable isotope laboratory (SIL) and manage maintenance, calibration, user training and method development of our stable isotope instruments and its peripherals.

You will also develop new analytical methods in collaboration with our researchers, doctoral students and other users. It is expected that you will acquire new skills within the framework of this position that are needed to develop new methods and to operate, maintain and develop isotope analyses. These may include, for example, the adaption of equipment or the construction of new experimental and/or analytical peripherals for our instruments.

As a research engineer you are also responsible for more general laboratory tasks at the department such as ordering and handling of chemicals and chemical waste, assisting in the development of practical courses in the laboratory and in the field and, if possible, participate in field work. The duties include making risk assessments and actively promoting regulatory compliance in the laboratory environment at the department. 

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a competent person with a PhD alternatively a person with several years of work experience in mass spectrometry with a focus on stable isotope ratio measurements, so called IRMS with relevant knowledge acquired in natural sciences.

The position requires that you are flexible, accurate, responsible, takes initiatives and solution oriented. You have a structured way of working with good communication skills, managing the English language well, both orally and in writing. You enjoy working independently but possesses good collaboration skills.

We will place great emphasis on personal qualities in the selection process. 

To be our successful candidate in this recruitment process, you need to have knowledge and experience in one or several of the instruments listed below, including QA/QC. It is merit if you have experience from all the instruments listed below.

- GC-C/Py-IRMS (Delta V plus)

- EA-IRMS (MAT253 och Delta V advantage)

- Gasbench II - IRMS (MAT253)

- CRDS-LWIA, Liquid Water Isotope Analyzer (Picarro)

- Other CRDS instruments for gases (Los Gatos Research and Picarro)

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Starting date: According to agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained the head of the department, Magnus Mörth,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 29/08/2020


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