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Project assistant position in biotechnology at Lund Uni, Sweden 2022


Project assistant position is available for master’s degree candidates in biotechnology, Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Project Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty of Engineering

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

  • An MSc in engineering or a comparable second-cycle qualification, including elements of applied bioscience
  • You have experience of chromatographic analysis
  • You have the ability to work both independently and in group in a dynamic international environment, and
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • If you have knowledge and experience in lipid chemistry and lipid oxidation and analysis, and
  • Knowledge and experience in oat analysis

Consideration will also be given to 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

This specific project will focus on the oat lipids and the stability of these. Oat is rich in lipids, which makes oat sensitive to lipolysis by native enzymes and oxidation (rancidity), giving rise to unwanted changes and decreases the shelf life of the final oat products. Preventing lipolysis and lipid oxidation at an early stage is desirable to obtain an increased product quality and reduce food waste. The aim of this project is to follow an industrial oat extraction process line to target where oxidation and lipolysis occurs, to be able to evaluate if this process could be optimized or changed to prolong the stability of the final oat products. The lipids and their oxidation products in different oat samples will be analyzed by you, using chromatographic methods (HPLC, GC), mass spectrometry and traditional spectrophotometric methods.

Biotechnology is of key importance for the transition to a sustainable society. Biotechnology research develops and exploits microorganisms or components of microorganisms to attain useful technological goals with environmentally sustainable methods. For further information, see the homepage of the division of Biotechnology (

The work will mainly be carried out at the Division of Biotechnology at the Department of  Chemistry, Lund University, in collaboration with other university researchers and the company Lantmännen. The project is financed by Lantmännen Research Foundation (

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/1238

Application Procedure

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 degree certificates 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.) 

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

The position is a fixed term position for 6 months, 100 %, from 2022-05-01 or by agreement, (although not beyond 2022-07-01). Interviews will be hold during April at Lund University or via Zoom.

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Contact details

  • Cecilia Tullberg, 046-2220859

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