Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-
leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in
close collaboration with industries such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB,
Epiroc and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology
has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1 770
employees and 17 200 students.
We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research.
Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal
The research group in Biochemical Process Engineering wants to recruit a First
Research Engineer to participate in research projects involving CO2
absorption, desorption and compression for CO2 capture.
The research group in Biochemical Process Engineering is responsible for a
versatile laboratory with key competencies for bio-based products and
processes that include pre-treatment of biomass, fractionation, CO2 capture,
fermentation, conversion processes, green chemistry, upstream and downstream
processes. The research topic is part of the Department of Civil and Natural
Resources with approximately 350 employees: https: // www. ltu.se/org/sbn
Biochemical process engineering
(https: // www. ltu.se/research/subjects/Biochemical-Process-Engineering)
develops integrated processes that combine biotechnology and chemistry to
produce food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and energy carriers. In particular,
the subject focuses on using bio-based raw materials (forest residues) and
industrial point source emissions and developing processes for biorefineries.
The research topic consists of 10 senior researchers and several doctoral
At Biochemical Process Engineering you will work on the development and
operation of an integrated chemo-enzymatic process for CO2 capture of
industrial flue gases, from a variety of industries, such as the cement, the
paper pulp industry and a variety of bio-based industries.
As research engineer, your work will include operation and maintenance of an
automated pilot absorption and desorption plant with capacity up to 80 L of
lean solvent for batch operation. Moreover, you will be responsible for
setting up and performing collection and compression of the desorbed CO2 gas,
using a state of the art compressor system (discharge pressure up to 10
bar). You will also participate in our activities involving valorization of
the produced CO2 gas. Your work will include planning, organizing experimental
work and maintaining good documentation of the experiments.
To be eligible for employment, you must have a master or civil engineering
degree in chemical engineering, process engineering, mechanical engineering or
relevant field. Previous documented laboratory experience, including work with
high pressure and high temperature processes is an important merit. It is
important that you have a good basic knowledge of chemistry and a strong
advantage if you have previous experience of working with chemical or chemo-
enzymatic CO2 capture processes. Previous knowledge on the use of relevant
analytical equipment (such as HPLC, XRD, GC-MS) is a positive merit.
We are looking for a very motivated person with a strong interest for
research, a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. You must be able to
function both independently and as part of a research group. Good observation
and communication skills are important. In addition, you should master
English, both spoken and written.
Fixed-term fulltime employment for 1 year. Appointment as soon as possible,
but no later than 1 September 2021. Place of employment is Luleå.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Io Antonopoulou, Associate Senior
Lecturer in Biochemical Process Engineering Phone: +46-(0)920-493453,
Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson 0920-49 1529
email@example.com OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of
this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We prefer that you apply for the position via the application link below,
where you attach a personal letter as well as CV and diploma. Please mark your
application with the reference number below. The application and diploma must
be written in Swedish or English.
Last day of application: July 31, 2021 Reference number: 2098-2021