Doctoral Student in Resource Recovery with a Focus on Biotechnology

Doctoral Student in Resource Recovery with a Focus on Biotechnology


At the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, research and education are conducted in business administration, industrial engineering and management, resource recovery, building technology, and within the textile field: design, management and technology.

The Faculty has 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 Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology is seeking adoctoral student in Resource Recycling with a focus on biotechnology and to work with membrane bioreactors for production of value-added products from residuals. 

Job description
Own doctoral education within the abovementioned research project. In addition to doctoral studies, as agreed upon, departmental duties up to 20% of full time can be considered.

The doctoral studentship position will devote at least 80% of time to doctoral studies and thesis work. The remaining departmental duties is reserved for departmental service, including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in relevant courses, supervision of project theses, and participation in external projects and/or administration.

For this employment, a Master's degree in Biotechnology degree or relevant fields e.g. resource recovery, chemical engineering, or equivalent is required. You should be able to communicate well in English in both oral and writing. We are looking for someone with good collaboration and initiative-taking qualities, ability to work independently and in a structured way, as well as the ability to prioritise among work tasks.  

For this position, laboratory experience is a merit, as well as knowledge of working with membrane bioreactors.

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

Information about the position can be provided by Director of Studies Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at + 46 (0)33 435 46 or via email at 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.

Type of employment: Doctoral students are employed according to the 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 to a maximum of five years.
Employment: 100%
Start date: As soon as possible by agreement
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Reference number: PA2020/22

You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.”

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:

• Personal letter
• CV with references
• Master’s thesis
• Certificates/grades and other merit documents that you desire be taken into consideration

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

Please submit your application at the latest by 2020-02-25.

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

We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies in this recruitment.

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Kommunikationchef Kristina Backlund

Regionchef Pernilla Blomkvist
Projektledare Clas Vallin
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Etableringsansvarig Micke Magnusson
Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant

Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant
Regionchef Liselotte Backlund
Affärsområdeschef Peter Johansson


  • Arbetsplats: 7-Eleven
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 4 februari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 25 februari 2020


Sturegatan 56


Sturegatan 56

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