Lund (SE)
Thursday, 21 November 2019
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Thursday, 28 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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 40 000 students and 7 600 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. Manure management is a main source of methane emissions. Mitigation options such as biogas treatment exist, but effects cannot be verified and are not accounted for in inventories. Within the current joint research project among academic and industrial players, a new method to estimate methane emissions from manure will be used to investigate farm-level greenhouse gas mitigation, and for upscaling to national inventories. The project partners include universities and research institutes from Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, as well as Sweden industrial project partner.

Work duties

Division of Biotechnology, KILU at Lund University will team up with Bioprocess Control (Lund, Sweden) to develop a new in-vitro laboratory apparatus based on gas measuring technique and automated batch fermentation analysis platform from the company to quantify methane and carbon dioxide produced in bulk slurry and at the air-liquid interface. The technical approach will enable simulation of slurry storage close to real farm conditions and will allow for effects of oxidative processes at the slurry-air interface. Apart from the above mention research subject, the current research position will also be involved in new methods development and validation for both aerobic and anaerobic respiration analysis with wide application in biotechnology field. 

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Ph.D degree and research experience in biotechnology or chemical engineering related fields (such as environment biotechnology, fermentation technology, animal and plant agriculture, food and feed science, applied microbiology or biochemistry and chemical engineering)
  • Extensive experience working in scientific laboratories, preferably biotechnology-, biochemistry-, agriculture- or chemical engineering laboratories
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Good academic record in scientific publications

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

As a person you are independent, well organized, curious and have a strong analytical mind. You have the ability to demonstrate good attention to details and have a hands-on approach for solving technical challenges.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and 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.

Terms of employment Temporary employment, 100 %, during 14 months and starting in January. The position will be placed at the Division of Biotechnology, KILU, Lund University. The work will be performed in close cooperation with the project industrial partner, Bioprocess Control in Lund, Sweden.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.  

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 January
Salary monthly Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 

Contact Jing Liu, docent, 046-2220000 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

Last application date 28.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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