We are looking for a teaching assistant in Chemistry for a fixed-term position at the School of Science and Technology.


The MTM research centre at Örebro University focuses on applied research on chemical compounds of different origin in the environment and their relations to sustainable development. One project focuses on per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food. PFAS are man-made chemicals and have been found in the environment. Some studies have shown some health effects upon exposure to these substances. In this project, concentrations of PFAS will be measured in various food items to assess human exposure via food consumption.

Duties and responsibilities

The teaching assistant will be responsible for sample preparation including homogenization of food samples, extraction of samples as well as analysis of samples using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).


To qualify for appointment as a teaching assistant, you need to be admitted to a first- or second-cycle course or study programme (bachelor’s or master’s level). It is also an advantage if you have studied analytical chemistry and environmental forensics and have experience in PFAS analysis.

The person we are looking for has, during their studies, demonstrated an interest in education- and student-related matters. We attach great importance to your personal qualities, such as the ability to work independently, that you have strong teamwork skills, are service minded and can prioritise among tasks.


This is a part-time position (up to 20%) for 3 months. At Örebro University, salary is determined in accordance with our local collective agreement.

For more information about the position, contact Leo Yeung +46 19 30 14 21, email: Leo.Yeung@oru.se, or Head of Natural Science Ingrid Ericson Jogsten, +46 19 30 12 09, email: ingrid.ericson@oru.se.

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


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 explaining in brief why you are applying for this position
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Ladok transcript listing your completed courses

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. More information for applicants will be found at out career site:  https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/applicants-and-external-experts/

The application deadline is 2023-09-15. We look forward to receiving your application!

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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