Location: Boras (Sweden)Level: MScType: Doctoral studentship, fixed-term employment

In recent years, the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business has undergone significant development in the research field of Resource Recovery. The research and education environment today consists of seven professors, about 30 doctoral students, and about 30 senior teachers and researchers and postdocs. Education is conducted at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and we also have our unique doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery.

We have access to modern and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories. Research in Resource Recovery takes place mainly in the areas of energy, industrial biotechnology, polymer technology, modelling and systems analysis, and civil engineering. We have a large network, both nationally and internationally, and well-developed collaborations with both industry and public actors. Within the Industrial Biotechnology research group, 20 doctoral students have defended their theses between 2014 and 2020.

This doctoral position deals with membrane reactors in order to produce different materials from waste.

The Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology is seeking a doctoral student in Resource Recovery with a focus on biotechnology.

Job description
The duties include doctoral education within the research project described above. In addition to doctoral studies, as agreed upon, departmental duties, including teaching, research, and administration, can amount to up to 20% of full time.

For employment within the project, a Master’s degree is required in e.g. resource recovery, chemical engineering, or equivalent, with a specialisation in Biotechnology. You should be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English. We are looking for someone with lab experience and knowledge when it comes to working with membrane bioreactors and anaerobic digestion processes.

We are looking for someone with good collaboration and initiative-taking qualities, an ability to work independently and in a structured way, as well as the ability to prioritise among work tasks.

The University of Borås values the qualities that even gender and age distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity add to our organisation.

Type of employment: The employment is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5
Employment: 100%
Start date: By agreement
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Reference number: PA 2020/277

Information about the position can be provided by Director of Studies Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at + 46 (0)33 435 46 84 or via email at ilona.horvath@hb.se. Questions regarding the project and doctoral studies are referred to Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh by phone +46 (0)33-435 59 08 or by email mohammad.taherzadeh@hb.se. The union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Rebecca Gmoser, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00

You can apply for the position via our website: https://www.hb.se/en/About-UB/Work-at-UB/Job-vacancies/?rmpage=job&rmjob=2502&rmlang=UK&rmpage=job&rmjob=2502&rmlang=UK


Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number.  The following documents must be attached to your application:

  1. Personal letter
  2. CV
  3. BSc and MSc degree
  4. Master’s thesis
  5. Any other publications or relevant documents

After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2020-12-06.

According to the National Archives’s regulations, we must archive application documents, excluding publications, for two years after the appointment decision has been finalised.

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