Researcher job in Aquatic ecology, Biotechnology, Industrial ecology

Linnaeus University (LNU)


Department of Biology and Environmental Science invites applications for Researcher in phytoplankton applications, at Linnaeus University, Sweden

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 9 Months
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
Linnaeus University (LNU)

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Qualification Details

A person fulfils the general entry requirements if he/she

  • has been awarded a Lic equivalent or MSc in aquatic ecology, biochemistry, biotechnology or other closely related field with experience of industrial ecology.
  • very high proficiency in academic writing and spoken English

Other assessment grounds

  • Experience of writing scientific reports or articles is desired.
  • Documented experience in algal cultivation, biomass quality analysis and multivariate statistics.
  • Important personal qualities are to be a creative critical thinker, good at problem-solving, a team-worker, resilient, and structured.
  • Interest and background in aquatic microbial research is highly beneficial.
  • Has an innovative and creative mind set
  • B-drivers licence

Responsibilities/Job Description

The researcher is part of the research group Marine Plankton Ecology and Applications and the multidisciplinary project ALGOLAND, which aims to develop biological solutions to address major societal challenges such as climate change, eutrophication and food/feed production in the Baltic Sea region. Microalgae are used to clean industrial waste streams, such as flue gas or process water and the biomass evaluated as animal feed supplement. The project is a close collaboration between academia and industry and has competence within biology, ecology, environmental science, sustainable development and economy.

We seek a highly motivated researcher with a strong background in phytoplankton ecology, microbiology or industrial ecology. The work involves exploring nutrient and CO2 recovery using aquaculture applications, algal technology and microbial processes in natural aquatic ecosystems and bioreactors. It will also include evaluation of mussel and algal biomass application usage and optimizing biotechnological solutions to reach sustainable processes and production chains.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with other scientist within the Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) within Linnaeus University that comprises expertise in ecology, evolution, and microbiology.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: 2021/675-2.2.1
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone and e-mail), documentation of exams and grades, a description of personal motivation and relevant experiences and any other documentation that the applicant would like to present. The candidates should also provide contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) of two reference persons.

About the Department

The Department of Biology and Environmental Science is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The research activities within this multidisciplinary department include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as disease ecology.

About the Employer: Linnaeus University (LNU)

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Contact details

Prof. Catherine Legrand ( +46-(0)480- 447309; Dr. Elin Lindehoff ( +46(0)-480-447359Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46-(0)480-446249; or HR Officer Leif Eriksson (, +46-(0) 480-446767

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