Project assistant in biotechnology

Lund University

Sweden

June 23, 2021

Description

Lund university, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

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.

Work duties This position is connected to the project MARIKAT, which aims at unveiling enzymatic tools of marine origin for utilizing seaweed as feedstock. The project involves characterization of enzymes, evaluation of enzymes on the target macroalgae to develop special bioconversion process, and investigation of marine microbiomes targeting novel activities for processing sulphated polysaccharides and thermostable counterparts to enzymes relevant for the processes under development. The work duties in the project include:

  • Research related work duties within the areas described above, including enzyme characterization and development of bioconversion processes.
  • Writing reports and manuscripts related to project.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.
  • Qualifications

  • A Master's in Biotechnology, Food Technology, or other similar fields.
  • Knowledge in enzyme biotechnology, microbiology, and genetic engineering.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret research data as well publish the research findings in the peer reviewed journals.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Other merits

  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse and merge data from research findings and other scientific writings.
  • Good collaborative skills, independent and self-motivated performance.
  • Understanding on protein structures and functions.
  • Experience in microbiological techniques, fermentation and related analyses.
  • Experience in analytical skills such as HPLC and HPAEC.
  • Experience in scientific writing .
  • We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to applicants whose experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

    Terms of employment Fixed-term employment, 100 %, 2 years.

    Instructions on how to apply Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment 2021-07-01 Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2021/2059 Contact

  • Eva Nordberg Karlsson, +46462224626
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
  • Published 09.Jun.2021 Last application date 23.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET

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