Research engineer at the Erken Laboratory

Uppsala University
Full Time
2 days ago


Short description

The Erken Laboratory (Erken) is part of SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science), which has the aim to provide access to unique infrastructure and support for national as well as international researchers. We maintain an extensive long-term lake monitoring programme, including different sensor systems, and have infrastructure to conduct mesocosm experiments in the lake. Erken coordinates the thematic programme SITES AquaNet, which is a standardized and harmonized infrastructure for aquatic mesocosm experiments with installations at several SITES stations. SITES AquaNet is a partner in the EU-project AQUACOSM-plus, where one of the main aims is to offer researchers access to leading European Mesocosm facilities. Finally, we are part of SITES Water, which is a harmonized long-term measurement program that collects background information on lake climate and biogeochemical processes that can support station research projects and document long-term changes.

The position will focus on a range of working tasks related to both SITES and AQUACOSM-plus. The candidate will conduct and support measurements in the lake and in mesocosms. This includes maintenance of autonomous sensor systems and experimental installations as well as data management (e.g. QA/QC). Another important task is the coordination of a distributed mesocosm experiment which is going to be conducted in 2022 within AQUACOSM-plus at several SITES stations. Administrative tasks such as purchases of equipment, reporting, communication with visiting researchers etc. are also part of the position.

The application deadline is April 15, 2021 and more information, including a link to the application system can be found here: