Researcher in Acidophile Microbiology


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We are an international university in Småland, Sweden. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

Linnaeus University is the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University. The research activities within the Department of Biology and Environmental Science include the areas of aquatic ecology, cell and organism biology, evolutionary biology, microbiology, environmental science and environmental engineering as well as zoonotic ecology. For more information see: and

The research project is a European Union ERAMin2 funded project for the use of microorganisms to extract and recover copper from chalcopyrite mineral. The project will use consortia of microorganisms to extract the copper using strategies developed to control the community composition during the large-scale, bioleaching process.

General requirements

To be qualified for the appointment, the candidate should possess a PhD in environmental microbiology/biotechnology.  

Specific requirements refer to

• Experience of acidophile microbiology and explicitly biomining, cell culturing, ‘omics’ data analysis, knowledge on application of bioinformatics data processing pipelines, analytical chemistry, bioassays on cell-to-cell communication, and microscopy.
• High proficiency in written and spoken English.

Assessment grounds

• Being able to solve problems.
• Have the ability to work independently as well as interact well in a research group.
• We attach great importance to personal suitability.

Terms of employment

Employment and scope: 100 %, for five months. The employment is scheduled to start October 2, 2020, or as soon as the position can be filled.

Placement city: Kalmar, Sweden.


Professor Mark Dopson (, +46-(0)480-447334;
Head of Department Per-Eric Betzholtz (, +46-(0)480-446238;
HR partner Stiina Salmgren (, +46-(0)480-446406.

Union representatives may be contacted via the university switchboard at +46-(0)772-288000.


The application (in English) should contain a CV (with telephone, e-mail, and details of referees), documentation of exams and grades, and a description of motivation and experience relevant to the research project. Closing date for application is August 28, 2020. Mark your application with reference number 2020/559-2.2.1.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

ErikÅstedt, Personalkonsult
UlrikaWelander, Professor
Lena Larsson, Prefekt
0480-44 67 11
Helena Birath, Personalkonsult
0480-44 73 81
Erik Elheim, Personalkonsult

Bärbel Westphal, Prefekt

Linda Reneland Forsman, Prefekt
Joakim  Krantz, Studierektor för forskarutbildningen
Karolina Österdahl, Personalkonsult
Peter Karlsudd, Professor


  • Arbetsplats: Linnéuniversitetet
  • 1 plats
  • 3 - 6 månader
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 14 augusti 2020
  • Ansök senast: 28 augusti 2020


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Box 451
Växjö, 35106

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