Lund University
March 27, 2023
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Lunds universitet, LTH, Kemiska institutionen (LTH)

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.

Description of the workplace The position is placed at the Department of Chemistry, Division of Biotechnology located in the Center for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering in Lund (www., which conducts research and education at undergraduate and graduate level within various branches of biotechnology such as industrial- and environmental biotechnology, and biotechnology for health. The Division is highly international and strives to maintain gender balance. Most of our research deals with development of environment-friendly tools and processes based on biotechnology and green chemistry to achieve technical products and services.

We offer Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Division of Biotechnology offers a workplace where one is exposed to state-of-the-art research in biotechnology and green chemistry, and collaboration with industry for making sustainable chemicals and materials.

Read more on the university home page about Work at Lund University

Work duties

  • Performing techno-economic analysis of a process for (bio)catalytic production of a furan derivative
  • Participate in the development of a microbial process for production of a furan building block
  • Writing a scientific manuscript
  • Required qualifications for the position are:

  • A PhD degree in biotechnology, chemical engineering or equivalent.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in microbial cultivation, enzyme activity assays, analytical techniques like chromatography, spectrometry, electrophoresis, etc. and product separations, mass balance calculations, use of Aspen software.
  • Consideration will be given to independence in planning and performing experiments, good ability to collaborate with other researchers and students, and how the applicant, through his/her experience and competence, is judged to have the ability needed for the research project
  • Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Research experience in related field is of merit
  • Good ability for written and oral communication in English, and to communicate with researchers from different fields
  • Ability to perform critical review of literature
  • Further information The position is for 3 months at 100 per cent of full time and starting as soon as possible as agreed upon. Selection of candidates fulfilling the basic requirements will be done through interviews at our premises in Lund or online via zoom.

    How to apply Applications are to be submitted via the University's recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a doctoral degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.).

    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.

    We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse Salary Månadslön Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/381 Contact

  • Rajni Hatti-Kaul, +46462224840
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, [email protected]
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 13.Feb.2023 Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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