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Doctoral student in Biotechnology, Polymer Technology, Chemical engineering – Borås, Sweden

Sweden, University of Borås (HB)

The advertised doctoral position is within an ambitious four-year project called “Reuse of food waste to construct fungal membranes and filters for water and air purification” funded by Vinnova, at Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology, University of Borås, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Doctoral student
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 21, 2022Jan 21, 2022
Contract Period: 4 Years4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms27,000 SEK/Month

Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, research and education
Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology
University of Borås (HB)

Borås, ,

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Qualification Details

In order to be admitted to the doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery, the student must have a degree at the Master’s level with sufficient connection to the doctoral subject of Resource Recovery as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Textile Engineering or Chemical Engineering.  In addition, experience of laboratory work in Biotechnology and Textile Engineering is required, as well as knowledge of English corresponding to the Swedish upper secondary school level. Furthermore, employment as a doctoral student presupposes that you have good collaboration and initiative-taking skills, the ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and the ability to prioritise tasks.

It is an advantage for the position to have experience of research on thread-forming fungi and experience of writing scientific articles.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The research project is multidisciplinary and will be conducted at the University of Borås. In addition to doctoral studies, teaching in the relevant field or other departmental duties constitute up to 20 % of full-time. The total length of time for the doctoral studies is then extended to a corresponding degree.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: PA 2021/251
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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 (with references)
  3. Degree certificates
  4. Master’s thesis
  5. Copy of identity documentation
  6. Any publications you may have

About the Project/Department

Within the Faculty, there are five departments: the Department of Business Administration and Textile Management, the Department of Engineering, the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology, the Department of Textile Technology, and the Department of Design. The Swedish School of Textiles, as well as the two centres, the Centre for Sustainable Society Development and the Swedish Institute for Innovative Retailing/The Retail Lab, are other important elements within the Faculty. At the Faculty, there are also two research schools, in Resource Recovery and Textile and Fashion.

Employment takes place under the condition that the applicant fulfils the requirements and is accepted as a doctoral student. Admission takes place via the Research Education Committee for Resource Recovery.

The position will be with the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology with the immediate manager being acting Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Employment as a doctoral student is in accordance with Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5. The study period corresponds to a maximum of four years of full-time study. The first employment period covers one year and is normally renewed by one year at a time. If departmental duties are included, the doctoral education period is extended by a corresponding degree, however with a maximum of five years.

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Contact details

Information about the position can be provided by acting Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth via telephone +46 (0)33- 435 46 84 or email or Senior Lecturer and Project Leader Akram Zamani via telephone +46 (0)33-435 46 72 or email The trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Matilda Johansson, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

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