Researcher in Deep Biosphere Microbiology


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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 will investigate the deep biosphere present in crystalline rock fracture systems. The project will use high throughput nucleic acid sequencing based ‘omics’ techniques, experimental investigation of organic matter degradation, and interpretation of culturing experiments related to long term storage of nuclear waste. 

General requirements
To be qualified for the appointment, the candidate should possess a PhD in Environmental microbiology.   

Specific requirements refer to

• Experience of investigating the deep biosphere by both culturing and molecular methods, knowledge of handling large ‘omics’ data sets, and statistical analysis methods.
• Experience of applied aspects of microbiology in relation to deep repositories for disposal of nuclear waste.
• 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 six months.  The employment is scheduled to start October 1, 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 2020/558-2.2.1.


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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Växjö, 35106

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