Postdoctoral position in Chemical Engineering – Membrane Filtration

Lund University
December 08, 2022
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Lunds universitet, LTH, Institutionen för kemiteknik

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Department of Chemical Engineering is innovative in separation technology and reaction technology. Our work has a clear connection to Agenda 2030 through a research focus on energy and cost-effective processes. Collaboration with industry and other research groups both inside and out of Sweden is an important component of our strategy. Our students and employees experience a pleasant and inclusive environment at the Department.

Description of the workplace

The position is in the Membrane Group of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University. The Membrane Group is a well-established and internationally recognised research group with MemLab - the Industrial membrane process research and development centre – as key infrastructure. The focus of the centre is the development of new membrane applications in biorefineries, water and wastewater treatment, biotechnology and food as well as the optimization of existing applications on bench-scale and pilot scale.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.

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Subject description

The subject of this postdoc position is in the area of separation technology, in particular processes based on membrane technology applied for the recovery and concentration valuable components from fermentation broth and the utilisation of membrane technology in the processing of plant-based protein for food production

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

Development and scale-up of membrane technology for processing of plant based proteins for food production. Development of a down-stream process for the recovery of valuable components (proteins) from fermentation broth.

  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above
  • Qualification requirements

    Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

    Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.
  • Assessment criteria

    This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

    For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.
  • Other qualifications:

  • Documented research experience with pressure-driven membrane processes, i.e. microfiltration and ultrafiltration in lab and pilot scale.
  • Experience to work with fermentation products and plant-based proteins.
  • Ability to formulate research ideas within the field.
  • Consideration will also be given to how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

    Further information

    This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years (state the exact period of employment between two and three years). The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post- doctoral fellow”).

    How to apply

    Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more: https:// www. lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at- lth/

    Welcome with your application!

    LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/3621 Contact

  • Frank Lipnizki, frank.lipnizki@chemeng.lth.se, +46462228292
  • Published 18.Nov.2022 Last application date 08.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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